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Land fragmentation, child rights

By Vision Reporter

Added 13th June 2004 03:00 AM

GEOG YOUR MEMORY

Topic: Rights of needy children in Masaka

Serious threats to rights of children is easily found among the needy children in the HIV/AIDS hit areas in Masaka District. Being orphans one can read between lines the problems threatening several rights of these children

GEOG YOUR MEMORY
with Emmanuel Ngerageze

Topic: Rights of needy children in Masaka

Serious threats to rights of children is easily found among the needy children in the HIV/AIDS hit areas in Masaka District. Being orphans one can read between lines the problems threatening several rights of these children.

Read the article by Joan Mugenzi in The New Vision today and answer the following questions.

-How does the state of being orphans threaten the survival of the children?

-Do the relatives help these orphans adequately? If yes what difficulties do the relatives face in looking after orphans?

“Masaka district has a total of over 60,000 children and majority of them are reportedly helpless” during a home visit to needy Children in Masaka.

-What has orphaned the children in Masaka?

-In which ways are these vulnerable children?

-Name as many rights as possible which are denied to the children when they get care from home visitors.

-How is Hope Initiative helping the needy children of Masaka to achieve their rights?

-How are orphans and vulnerable children in your community cared for by the community members?

As home visitors, we are supposed to be kind so that we do not look up to organisation to do everything for our children.

-How do these children get education, food, medical care, parental guidance, love and passion and removal of fear, despair and trauma?

Agriculture – problems affecting it
A’ Level P250/3

As the nation puts its high gear to alleviate poverty through its famous Plan for Modernization of Agriculture (PMA), constraints such as land fragmentation remain significant factors affecting rural farmers in Uganda. Read Pidson Kareire’s story “Land fragmentation affects rural farmers” in The New Vision of Wednesday June 16 and reflect on the following questions.

-Explain what is meant by land fragmentation

-Name all the places in Uganda where land fragmentation is a common practice.

-Explain the causes of land fragmentation in Mbarara district and any other rural area.

-Attempt to explain the extent to which each of these is a cause of land fragmentation:
(a) Population growth
(b) Traditions and culture of inheritance
(c)Bad terrain

N.B. use examples from other parts of Uganda as well .

“A farmer in Mbarara district says land fragmentation has greatly hindered his farming expectations.”

-Explain the disadvantages of land fragmentation practice and assess its effects on the nation as a whole.

-Explain the steps that can be taken to alleviate the problems of land fragmentation in rural areas?

-Show the role of government in solving the problem of land fragmentation.

‘O’ Level: Land fragmentation

-Define the term land fragmentation

-List the districts that suffer from land fragmentation

-Name all the causes of land fragmentation

-Describe the process of land fragmentation

-Explain the effects of land fragmentation on farming

-Why is land fragmentation a serious problem in Kabale, Mbarara in Uganda and Kenya highlands in Kenya?

-How can the Government help to ease the problem?

-In your own opinion how would you help the rural farmers to improve on that farmers when practicing land fragmentation?

Mountainous landscape and human activities

‘A’ level

Uganda is blessed with the Rwenzori Mountains which she shares with Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The rare peaks of Rwenzori Mountains at one time led explorers to name them “The Mountains of the Moon.”

Challenging as any mountainous landscape can be, the Rwenzoris are used for mountaineering activities that form part of tourism.

Read Dulguun Baasandavaa’s travel story, “Searching for world peace on Rwenzori” appearing in The New Vision of Saturday June 19 and do the following

-In an atlas find the location and name all the peaks of the mountain Rwenzori

-What is the height above sea level of the highest peak?

-How do you think the mountain was formed? Use diagrams to help you explain its formation.
From the story, the existence of the mountain is providing busy life to people. Name the organisations and people involved in “Margarita Quest.”

-How does mountain climbing activity develop esteem and leadership skills among young people?

Physical environment on the high altitude of the Mountain.

-Describe the weather experienced towards Margarita peak

-Explain why the temperatures fall with altitude. How does this affect people on expeditions?

-What facilities are in place that help climbers?

-Explain how snow , fern, ice and glaciers are formed on the mountain.

“Temperatures dropped to minus 10–15 degrees.”
*Explain the circumstances that lead to temperature fall on high altitudes?
*Explain the air pressure conditions on the mountain summit.
*Explain how Mt. Rwenzori is responsible for development of tourism industry in Uganda.

A’ level: Photograph interpretation
Study the photograph of the Stanley Plateau accompanying the story and answer the question that follow.

(a) Describe the appearance of the land in the photo.

(b) Draw a landscape sketch of the photo and on it mark and name
(i) the main physiographic region
(ii) the glacier

(c) Explain the origin of the features marked in (a) above and of what economic significance are these landforms to the development of Uganda?

(e) Explain the effects of glaciations on the environment.

(f) Where else in E.A could the photo have been taken?

‘O’ level: Study the photo (with men) on it and use it to answer the questions that follow.

(a) (i) How many men are there in the photo?

(ii) Name or list the equipment the men have

(iii) Name the activity being carried out in the areas.

(b) Draw a photo sketch and on it mark and name vegetation types and flat land.

(c) Describe the type of vegetation in the highland area.

(d) Describe the conditions that favour the characteristics of the vegetation in the photo and of what importance are the features useful to man?

(g) Where else could the photographs been taken from? Give reasons for your answer.

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