By Nicholas Bennett

This is often the tale of 1 man's 40 yr odyssey operating to aid lessen 3rd global international poverty, and provides wish to a few of the main morginalised and exploited humans on this planet. all through his lengthy occupation Nicholas Bennett labored in one of the most distant and tough locations on this planet, confronted widespread coups and revolutions, while while elevating his kin.

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From this it is clear that supervision of public schools must also take place on a daily basis, which can only happen if parent groups are given the responsibility and authority for such supervision. Flies in the Sugar The Bob Dylan song ‘We have to serve someone’ has made me wonder who I have been serving throughout my career; my employers, the Governments in the countries I have been based, my colleagues, or the people in the places where I have worked. All the major development agencies have their headquarters physically and psychologically far from where the social and economic development of the poorest countries should be taking place.

It seemed that my caste had somehow changed, or the honour to have me stay in their house compensated for the subsequent paint job and pujas needed. It got to the stage where no sooner was I seen coming over a mountain ridge starting my descent to a village in the valley below, than a goat would be slaughtered to cement my relationship with the village leaders. No matter how poor a village is in the mountains of Nepal there were mats to sleep on, goats to kill, and milk to drink. In the mountains of Ethiopia, however, I felt more poverty than anywhere else I had ever been.

More recent studies have shown the opposite. In Ghana during the economic collapse of the early eighties, teachers had to take on other work, often farming, merely to survive. When the economy picked up, and their salaries significantly increased, the teachers did not give up this additional work, and thus continued to hardly appear in the classroom. Trained teachers do not want to work in rural areas without any of the comforts and excitement of the modern world. In Yaounde, the capital of Cameroon, there are up to three qualified teachers for each primary school class, whilst in rural areas untrained secondary school graduates do any teaching that takes place.

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