Ein Leben im Müll - keine Chance auf Bildung?
The socioeconomic development in Guatemala shows the positive changing of the school system. The growing numbers of the students, the development of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) in the education system in Guatemala and the positive further development of the reduction of women discrimination show the positive trend and promise a lot of hope for the future. Guatemala suffers from the history in its cultural, economic and socioeconomic problems, which reflect in the today's education
... m. The extreme inequality between income and property, particularly between indigene, rural and urban population is extremely high. The economical poverty in this country causes, in some cases an appreciable food shortage especially in the highland rural areas which leaves its marks on the educational system. A positive development in the education system in the rural areas are difficult to reach, because the lack of the education accommodations could be solved with much more financial help, but the government don't have such financial options. The alphabetization number 2009 in Guatemala was 75% of the men and 63% of the women population. The life expectancy 2009 from the birth on was 73 years for women and 66 years for men, that's an accumulation to 4 years since 2002. This increase in life expectancy is partly due to the improved educations systems, which shows that since the establishment of the PRONADE 1996, the education system with the help of the population, the government and the NGOs is getting better and promises to be much better in the future. Without the help from outside it won't be possible to give all the children in Guatemala the possibility for education. The biggest problem is the financial position in the government. There is no money to help to manage the education system, especially in the rural parts of the country. There should be a high quality education system with material, teachers and buildings. With the help of NGOs in Guatemala, for example 'Safe Passage' will be found a way to support the e [...]