Brief Economic History Zambia broke away from the UK owned area of Southern Africa in 1964. By this time, the population had been introduced to advances in the mining industry, and discovered that they had an enormous abundance of copper, which became thecritical export for their economy. In the mid-1970s, Zambia suffered a great decline in their supply ofcopper, crashing their economy. More recently, theybegan finding more copper in their mines and are on an extremely slow economic rise.
Brief Political HistorySince their break from the UK owned African land, Zambia has always had political issues within their country. Zambia is a Republic, meaning that they elect a new President every so often, but the President is not permitted to change or create new rules that are already established in their culture or constitution. So far, all of the Presidents of Zambia have focused all of their area of work on coppermining. This has caused uprisings in the population, stating that they were being worked like slaves. All of these rebellions have been stopped and nothing has changed for the work force.
Zambian EducationThe people living in Zambia are provided with an unfairly low amount of education. Their education primarily consists of learning to perform basic construction tasks and, practically, sweatshop-like work. There is very little education in the subjects that we people living in the U.S. receive, such as Mathematics, English (Language), Science, etc. They are not at all provided with the teaching ofbasic hygiene, which causes diseases and infections to run rampant throughout the country.
Infrastructure Due to Zambias recenteconomic burst in the copper industry, Zambia has slowly been able to begin establishing better infrastructure. Not ten years ago, however, it was in shambles. As long as their copper industry holds up,they will be able to continueimproving the countrys state of infrastructure.
Death RatioUnited States8.39/1,000 populationRanked 86 largest ratio in the World.Zambia12.42/1,000 populationRanked 26 largest ratio in the World.
% of People Living With HIV/AIDSUnited States0.6%Ranked 64 Largest Percentage in the WorldZambia13.5%Ranked 6 Largest Percentage in the World
# of Deaths from HIV/AIDSUnited States17,000 DeathsRanked 18Zambia45,000 DeathsRanked 10
Some efforts have been made to try to help Zambia, most of these efforts coming from the US. We have built a couple of small schools within different areas of Zambia. We have also tried assisting them to develop agriculturally.
Phase II am proposing that we citizens of the US, petition to popular fast-food and dine-in restaurants to donate 5% of all total costs of an order to a new program called “Dollarz for Zambia”. This program will dedicate all raised funds toward projects to build bigger schools to accomodate more children and host more classes. Funds will also go toward refurbishing Zambian communities, which will include house construction, preparation of suitable farmland, and planting of vegetation.
Phase III plan to help create an entire new program for people in the US that are out of work. The programs name is “Tutoring Teachers”. In this program, people can apply to take short, free classes in the field of basic teaching. Participants will be taught how to teach a subject of their choosing between Basic to Semi- Advanced Mathematics, Basic Science, Basic English and Grammar, and Health.
Phase II (continued)Other optional teaching classes will be basic wood-working, basic metal-working, agriculture, and other occupation-based classes. These classes arerecommended to be taught by individuals with work related experience in these particular fields.PARTICIPANTS MUST BE WILLING TO TRAVEL TO ZAMBIA FOR A PERIOD OF AT LEAST THREE MONTHS
Results of the PlanBy educating and establishing a basic infrastructure of housing and agricultural land, we will be able to give Zambia the ever so needed boost to develop. Through educating the people of Zambia, we will give them the ability to assist in the further progression of their country. By setting up a basic infrastructure, the newly educated students will be able to lead their country toward becoming more self-sustaining and successful.
The final goal of this plan is to promote education, good health, progression and overall well-being of the population of Zambia.Please show your support for this cause by sharing this presentation to friends, family, etc. Thank You