Skillshare International: Bridging the gap between North and South? Skillshare International: Bridging the gap between North and South?

Skillshare International: Bridging the gap between North and South‪?‬

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The gap between rich and poor has never been so wide. The income of the richest fifty
million people (a mere one percent of world population) is at par with the combined
income of 2.7 billion people sharing a life of extreme poverty.1 Moreover the unequal
distribution of wealth and social wellbeing measured in levels of education or literacy,
life expectancy, child mortality and economic performance are geographically skewed.
The people in the north of the globe are living a good life, while the people living south
of the tropic of cancer often struggle for survival. Especially on the African continent,
‘development’ has failed. The statistics for Sub-Saharan Africa’s development are
particularly alarming. Here real per-capita incomes have dropped significantly over the
last decades leaving half of the population with less than One Dollar ($1) per day.2
HIV/AIDS and other communicable diseases continue to cripple the region like nowhere
else on the planet, not only challenging ongoing development efforts, but also by filling
orphanages and cemeteries in a disturbing pace.3

GENRE
Nonfiction
RELEASED
2008
March 18
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
20
Pages
PUBLISHER
GRIN Verlag
SELLER
GRIN Verlag GmbH
SIZE
176.4
KB

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