The DemocraticRepublic of the Congo By Marianne Feng 3-16-13 Period 1
History and Language The languages that the Democratic Republic of the Congo speak is French, Lingala, Kikongo, Swahili, and Tshiluba. Thousand of years ago, the Bantu people migrated from the western of Africa to the Central of Africa. The Portuguese arrived in the late 1400s In the late 1800s, an European, named Leopold II of Belgium took over the Congo region for it’s rich resources. Leopold II enslaved the people living there and took the land. Belgium took the Congo from Leopold II and made it thgeirs. On 1908, it was known as the Belgium Congo. In 1960, the Congo gained independence and was known as the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Geography The middle part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo is tropical climate meaning it is hot and humid. The north of this country is cooler, wetter, and drier. Lots of natural resources are cobalt, copper, tantalum, tin, timber, coal, uranium, and much more. It has multiple lakes but, they are mostly full of water disease from the war. There are a small amount of large cities. Most of the people are into agriculture.
Problem The main problem I’m focusing on is the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s education system. More than half of children start school late. It says three times more children are out of school. The reasons for this is because of the childrens’ parents low education, kids forced to hard in the mining industry or the agriculture industry, or early marriages. There are also not enough schools and teachers for the students. Because of the lack of schools and teachers we have low education. The Congo sadly cannot help because they do not have the money.
Solution My solution for this education problem is to get more money or seek out help from other countries. Our solution for this problem will be getting help from Yemen. A trade treaty was made by Yemen. The trade was that Yemen gives us oil and men to build railroads to transport goods. While The Congo will give diamonds. The oil will give us money and the men will give us more chances to transport are items for trade.