Tagged With "countries"

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Re: Cultural Exchange Survey

Taylor Testini (Alumni) ·
shoot, I accidentally clicked the wrong one on the question "would you talk about it and share this knowledge with friends and family?" I don't know how it went with no, but it was the last option (if it came up in conversation) that I wanted. Just thought I'd let you know for research purposes.
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Re: MILITARY MIGHT

Ken Saibuli (Tigithi) ·
Thanks am looking forward on knowing more about how we can stay in peace rather than fighting
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Re: MILITARY MIGHT

Hi there, Ken: There are two "schools of thought" on military might. First, many people believe that disarmament and peace treaties (demilitarization) is the only way to ensure world peace. This kind of thinking is what lead to the League of Nations after the Armistice during WWI but because this organization had no "military might", the fascist dictators of the 1930's were able to gain more and more power. In addition, they also practiced the "Policy of Appeasement" which means that the L...
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Re: MILITARY MIGHT

Evan McFee (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Very true, very true. Unfortunately, not everyone is a pacifist and completely unwilling to attack others, so in this world it is necessary for countries to have military power lest they get destroyed by some tyrannical dictator bent on conquest.
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Re: MILITARY MIGHT

This is sadly true. Some people become so blind to how things impact not only other people but also animals and the environment. Unless it is directly impacting them, I think people in general are very arrogant in the way that they act and the things that they do. There is a great imbalance in the worlds military system these days and unfortunately right now there isn't a whole lot that we can do about it.
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Re: MILITARY MIGHT

Victor Mageto (Alumni) ·
I feel so bad and sad when Africa is termed as "war torn Africa"but why??yet this weapons are many of them manufactured in western countries,,,,why just that Africa imports the weapons and uses them to start up war??Good luck in your project Ken
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Re: INQUIRY QUESTION!

Sarah Tylor (Mentor) ·
This is a really interesting and difficult topic! The chart you provided has surprising information. I'm curious if all countries consider gender equality the same? What some may consider equal, perhaps others may not, which may inadvertently end up contributing to inequality. I think citizens can help by being considerate & respectful of each other, and seeing men & women not necessarily the same but as equals. Men & women each have different things to contribute and we should...
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Re: INQUIRY QUESTION!

Emma Irvine (Alumni) ·
I think this is a very interesting question and an important topic to explore. I think one major problem when it comes to gender equality that we don't often talk about that occurs in first world countries people dramatizing the gender issues that we face. While countries like Canada do face gender issues they are in no way as severe as in other countries, and I feel as though if people really want to fight the gender cause they need to be looking at other countries and not focusing on the...
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Re: INQUIRY QUESTION!

https://www.ted.com/talks/mich...veryone_men_included ^an interesting tedtalk on gender equality you may like to watch
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Re: INQUIRY QUESTION!

This is a really interesting project you are working on! It is quite a huge task to have gender equality in a country. If I were you I'd probably look at the happiest/most peaceful countries in the world and what they have done to make it like that. I'm sure the happiest countries are the ones who have made changes for the best. I'm grade 6 I read up on China and how each family could only have one child. They always wanted boys because they could do work and carry along the families name.
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Re: INQUIRY QUESTION!

Kaltuma Abdi ·
This is a very challenging but also interesting topic.Gender inequality is a big problem that many countries are facing.I think government can assist by educating citizens why gender equality is important in society.Personally i would look at the developed countries and find out what steps they have taken to get far without discriminating both men and women.I believe in developed countries men and women contribution is considered so this step might be a help in your research.
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Re: INQUIRY QUESTION!

One thing to consider on this chart, Victor, is that by virtue of the fact that mothers are the ones who have to give birth (at least at this point in history! ) and are the ones who are nursing their young, a difference of 10% isn't really all that much within a whole nation of working people. There would always be, a portion of the population, among child-bearing aged people, home taking care of young ones. So in the case where the women are participating in the employment sector in the...
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Re: INQUIRY QUESTION!

Desi Chek (Alumni-LFAS) ·
This United Nations human development report is really cool! It would be interesting if you did an analysis of the information in the index you found. What really surprised me is that even in the countries with the highest human development not everyone had a secondary education. And then when you get to the countries with a lower human development it's really disheartening how many people don't have access to education. One of my favourite documentaries is Girl Rising. It's about the...
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Re: Gender Inequality

Fadhili Katana (Alumni) ·
Sex difference in education are a type of sex discrimination in the education system affecting both men and women during and after their educational experiences. Men are more likely to be literate on a global average, although women are more prevalent at higher educated in some countries and even in Kenya. I think to stop this the government especially the President must appoint a cabinet secretary to deal with this kid of activity. Actually this corruption!!!!!!!
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Re: Gender Inequality

Amos Muriithi (Thome) ·
An interesting topic of study you have there Dale. Each and every gender should be given equal opportunities in all fields. This is something that everyone should be fighting for. Otherwise, its a good work that you are truly doing there. Congratulations.
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Re: Gender Inequality

Stephen Kinyua (Thome) ·
Cool project.However, try to identify any cases of gender inequality.Also, discuss its effects on members of the society.
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Re: SPORTS VS ACADEMICS

Jordan Macharia (Thome) ·
I am eager to learn
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Re: Gender Inequality

Victor Mageto (Alumni) ·
This actually a very interesting topic to work on, its also very broad topic which i have been working for quite some time, i will be very glad if we worked together, we can always link up here. I think the best way to do this is to start a private message here in BE where we can always help each other out before we do our posts! I love this project!
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Re: Gender Inequality

George Gitonga (Alumni) ·
That is a very interesting topic,especially because it is a very common issue.In my own opinion i think how the government and society can establish and uphold gender equality is working together,by this i mean the society should promote equality among-est themselves by respecting each others opinions,ideas,culture,talent,dressing,mannerisms,religion,desires and so much despite their gender.The government can come up with policies that promote and uphold gender equality,organize rallies and...
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Re: Gender Inequality

This is a very interesting field of research. The African continent has diverse cultures which are different but also have certain similarities. What do you think the culture has to do with the problem of gender inequality? Talking about the government, do you think the government in some countries have played part in bringing in gender inequality? It would be really interesting if you looked into that because there are so many things that affect gender equality in many countries in the world.
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Re: Gender Inequality

Amos Muriithi (Thome) ·
its quite a good project.i suggest that you look at the different organizations that have come up to fight for gender equality.also look at some of the things you think are the effects of gender inequality.also,look at some instances where you think that gender equality has not been achieved e.g in the government of various countries.
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Re: Gender Inequality

I am very interested in your question, Dale, especially as there is an inherent contradiction within the government of first world countries when they espouse equality but do not model it in the lived reality of their governmental infrastructures. You might find it helpful in your research internet searches to use the term "affirmative action policies in government". Affirmative action means giving an advantage to under-represented groups within an employment or government sector. Good luck...
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Re: MY PLAN

These are really good questions to be asking and things that we should be thinking about in our daily lives. It is important for us as people to recognize when we are wrongfully gender stereotyping if we wish to grow as a society and move past problems like this. I look forwards to hearing what her answers are good luck!
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Re: MY PLAN

Flora Xia (Alumni-LFAS) ·
These are good questions I'm excited to see what the answers are
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Wow these are really insightful questions! I haven't recognized many gender stereotypes in Canada mainly because I never thought about it too much. I'm excited for you to ask your mentor questions and I'm interested in the answers. Good luck with your project!
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Re: MY PLAN

Dale William Ngatia (Thome) ·
May be you can ask her on the affirmative actions taken by the government to fight it?
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INQUIRY QUESTION!

Victor Mageto (Alumni) ·
How can a country achieve Gender Equality? After I looked at the link that am going to provide below I was more than surprised to find out that no country had achieved the gender perfect equality! I feel sad about this and I want to find out how the countries below the list can achieve the gender equality, I know it will be kinda hard for them to achieve it, but it takes certain force and realization for them to achieve it! I will be glad if you guys shared with me what you think countries...
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MY PLAN

Victor Mageto (Alumni) ·
Am so excited that am going to meet my mentor Cynthia who is going to help me work on my project all through, i have a number of questions that am going to ask her concerning my project. I hope this will work out well and I will be able to post all about it!! Here are some of the questions am going to ask her. 1. What she thinks about gender stereotype in Canada. 2. How did other countries like Canada fight to end some of the gender stereotypes that existed? 3. Is their any culture on Canada...
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SPORTS VS ACADEMICS

Jordan Macharia (Thome) ·
How has countries curriculum affected their performs in both academics and sports? In my next research i would like to know how the Kenya's curriculum has affected its performance in both sports and academics.In this I would like to know what will be the importance of the new curriculum (to come) over the current.
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Gender Inequality

Dale William Ngatia (Thome) ·
My INQUIRY QUESTION is :How can Gender Equality be established by both society and the government? Currently,according to my little knowledge i have come to know that many countries are experiencing gender inequality.This has contributed to the issue of many organizations fighting to establish gender equality where most cases are of women.Countries like America have laid forth their effort to fight this kind of disaster.In my next research i will be focusing on various affirmative actions...
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MILITARY MIGHT

Ken Saibuli (Tigithi) ·
  HI there,I am working on the project on Military power.Today I was concerned with the security in different countries and through my reserch I have inqured that many up countries  alow the ownership of military weapons thus increasing the rate of insecurity in those countries compared to other countries that burn the use of military weapons. On my opinion the use of military weapons causes more harm than good,if we go throung the modern weapons that are invented most of them...
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Cultural Exchange Survey

Chelsea Ross (Alumni) ·
Just wondering what the youth think about the idea, and if they have a pre mind set expectation.
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New Inquiry: Schizophrenia (treatment and stigma)

07/03/16 23:25 Inquiry topic: Schizophrenia Inquiry question: Can we create a health care system that treats schizophrenic patients successfully and reduces the stigma at the same time? Name of teacher: Silvia Knittel Plan: It took me quite a little to find the right project for butterfly effect. My first inquiry wasn't really a topic, that was interesting for me. But I think now I found the right project and I'm very excited about it. Schizophrenia is a very interesting mental disease, but...
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Re: New Inquiry: Schizophrenia (treatment and stigma)

Samuel Kariuki (Tigithi) ·
This is a cool area of research you have.I was reading on a local paper and came across this article about mental illness even though not specifically schizophrenia. According to statistic detailed,more than 25% of Kenyans at some point in their lifetime had had a mental disorder.As a result,adoption of the Kenyan Health Mental policy 2015-2030 in a bid to shift attention to mental illnesses[a long neglected issue in Kenya]It feels good that schizophrenia issue is not neglected in Butterfly...
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Re: New Inquiry: Schizophrenia (treatment and stigma)

Hey Samuel, Thanks for sharing your information about Kenya's view on schizophrenia, I will totally look into that too. What is quite fascinating for me, even if its negative, but no mater at which place or country, I did schizophrenia research so far, that disease was not accepted by the society. To hear that from your view about Kenya again, makes me continuing research and posting, because I think it's at us to make a change.
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How can we mitigate tribalism which is negatively impacting on Kenya?

Tribalism is the discrimination of people based on their tribe. Tribalism has affected our country for centuries, tribes have been disagreeing on different issues; like some years back different tribes were fighting for land, trade, livestock and many different issues. Today, they are disagreeing mostly on issues of politics, leading to political conflict which is detrimental to our country economically and socially.
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Re: How can we mitigate tribalism which is negatively impacting on Kenya?

Jackline: Is there a difference between the term "tribalism", the term "prejudice" and the term "racism?" I am particularly interested in what you think about the differences between "tribalism" and prejudice?
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Re: How can we mitigate tribalism which is negatively impacting on Kenya?

Hi Jackline, I find your question to be quite profound, for there are so many different aspects you could be looking at. Perhaps you can begin by looking at the causes and the makings of tribes during the colonizations to better your understanding of their importance, then and now. Here is a link I found that discusses not only that topic but much more: http://origins.osu.edu/article...e-and-politics-kenya I hope this helps further your research, good luck!
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Re: How can we mitigate tribalism which is negatively impacting on Kenya?

Hallo everyone, today i would like to distinguish between tribalism,racism and prejudice.Tribalism is discriminating of people based on one tribe,where by one tribe possess a strong identity and are known for certain beliefs which are different from others that make them enemies or friends to each other.Racism as well the unfair treatment of people usually of the a different skin color.Tribalism is very high in Kenya,some tribes are unfairly treated according to their customs or political...
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Re: How can we mitigate tribalism which is negatively impacting on Kenya?

Hi Jackline, your inquiry question is very intriguing. I noticed that your topic is time sensitive and would differ during different periods in history. I found a website that you might like to look at. It discusses about tribalism and ethnicity. Here is the link?: http://www.africaw.com/ethnici...-in-africa-the-truth I really like that you are defining each part of your question so as to get a better understanding of the whole situation. I can't wait to read your next posts!
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Re: How can we mitigate tribalism which is negatively impacting on Kenya?

Hi everyone, today i will get deeper to my fact about tribalism,prejudice and racism.I will distinguish one fact that is contributing to this states;Ethnicity,it is the state of belonging to a social group that has a common national or cultural tradition.This is led by lack of democracy,freedom and justice.In different tribes and social groups they are pressed up by certain beliefs which they believe going astray you may be followed by an onemn or a curse.An example of this is an idea of...
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Re: How can we mitigate tribalism which is negatively impacting on Kenya?

Hello everyone,today i will prattle about bribery.This is the state of offering a bribe which involve persuading someone to act in ones favor illegally or dishonestly by a gift of money or other inducement.Bribery its a major state that has contributed to corruption in our continents,which is undermining economic development,and its leading to bad leadership and mismanagement.No country is immune from bribery.Next post, i will cover up about corruption which is detrimental in our countries.
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METAMORPHOSIS

Juliana Nunes (Charles Best) ·
Hey everybody So today I will be doing the metamorphosis. I will be discussing how my investigation has impacted the decisions I make, describe broader impacts that this new knowledge may have on others both locally and globally, and review a few challenges I have come upon in the research. 1. So I will be starting with the first question on the metamorphosis. My research has definitely impacted the decisions I make, specifically in school (since my topic is about schools and education). For...
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Colonialism in Kenya

Stephen Kinyua (Thome) ·
Hi guys. I have been working with gender inequality for quite some time and now I have decided to change my topic to colonialism in Kenya and Canada. I'm am really interested in comparing the differences and similarities between Colonialism in Kenya and Canada. I am planning to research on the effects of colonialism to the native people in both countries, the positive and negative results of colonialism. I will start my research by discussing th history of Kenya. The history of Kenya Kenya...
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Hey Stephen, This is a cool topic because in my social studies class right now we are learning about the first colonies in Canada and how Canada came to be, so I think comparing colonialism both in Kenya and Canada will be very interesting, because to me they seem very different. Here are some links I found that may help with your next round of research; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Kenya http://www.kenyarep-jp.com/kenya/history_e.html Good luck with the rest of your research
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Re: Colonialism in Kenya

Allan Waithira (Thome) ·
Hi Steve, It's good to know that you have changed your topic and chosen the one that I intrests you most. As a Kenyan, I love my country and would stand to defend it, just as any other patriot would do. However, Its good to understand where the country has come from. In the process of finding out the entire story of colonization, its significance and impact, it's also good to find out the process of attaining self rule and the so called freedom. Guerrilla fighters are the most regarded...
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Re: Colonialism in Kenya

Allan Waithira (Thome) ·
For Canadian side...please ensure to ask about the Aboriginal people of Canada before you leave, how they also become an independence nation and the results of the colonization.
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Re: Colonialism in Kenya

waruingi moses (tigithi) ·
I have not that much to say about this but comparing kenya and canada will be great maybe about canada the bc first nations teacher might help with what we are currently doing on aboriginal people. Also use the residential school trip as a research stuff maybe.
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What is Colonialism?

Stephen Kinyua (Thome) ·
According to wikipedia.org, "Colonialism is the establishment of a colony in one territory by a political power from another territory, and the subsequent maintenance, expansion, and exploitation of that colony." Colonialism is a state where the colonized country cannot rule itself but it is ruled by another country. All the rules in a colonized country are set by the colonial government and the members of the colonized country have to abide by.(1) Who colonized Kenya? Kenya was colonized by...
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Re: What is Colonialism?

Denis Chege (Tigithi) ·
Hi Stephen. Are you focusing on colonialism only in Kenya?... Maybe you would make your research more interesting by comparing Colonialism in Kenya and Canada during your stay there because you have primary sources like the Aboriginal people or people who are in Canada. But your research is going on fine look up to your next post...
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