Blog Prompt #8: MDG #2- Achieving Universal Primary Education Presentation Review
Indicators: Children in grades 1-5 receiving education.
Problems: More than 14 million Muslims relocated after English rule took over power
Government problems- no stability
corruption among leaders/officials
assassination and misconduct among leaders
Education History: System in bad shape, lack funding, lack facilities, lack materials, English style schooling system, some children educated in Islam type of schooling
Some Muslims feel their culture is threatened by globalization
U.S. government has given Pakistan $11 billion in military government aid and
$265 million in education and monetary support.
In 1990, Pakistan had a primary enrollment rate of around 35% while in 2007 Pakistan had a primary enrollment rate of 68% showing some progress towards the MDG.
Much of the improvement has been helped by a mountain climber named Greg Mortenson who has dedicated his life to building schools in Pakistan and improving the education there.
Greg's design focuses on the schools:
-Fitting the needs of locals
-being designed by the locals and made of local materials
He has helped over 60 schools be built along with training 520 teachers, educating 20,000 students and helping to build 10-15 more schools each year.