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Access to Education in Kamweshok Village, Kapchorwa District

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I) Introduction a. Geography and Climate b. Socio-Economy c. Population, Composition, Dynamic d. Reasons for the research e. Objectives II) Methods III) Assessment of strength and weaknesses IV) Findings and discussions f. Development issues in Kamweshok Village g. Villagers’ perspectives on education h. Reasons for low level of education i. Effects of poor education j. Issues to the access of education k. Cause and effect analysis

I)
Introduction
a. Geography and Climate
The research on the development issue of access to education was conducted in Kamweshok Village located in Ngangata Parish, Kaptanya Sub-county, Teingei county, Kapchorwa district. The village is located in the eastern part of Uganda, which is a mountainous area where Mount Elgon is located. Due to the mountainous terrains, the area is a densely forested region with waterfalls and streams. Thus, as the climate is ultimately effected by the high altitude of the land, it is very cool and windy during the morning and night. However, the village does get the strong sun light during the days as well. b. Socio-Economy
The socio-economy of the Kamweshok village is highly influenced by the area’s geographical features as mountainous terrains with great soil fertilization and climate. Thus, the major source of income for the villagers comes from the agricultural sector as farmers grow and sell their crops. The main crops that are grown in the village are beans, coffee, cassavas, bananas, maize, and millets. In addition, animal husbandry plays a major role in the economy of the villagers though the scale of cattle-hurdling has been significantly reduced since the Karamojong conflict, which was a major cattle raid conflict that displaced many individuals. Farm animal livestock, such as cows, chickens, and

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