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Africa Reflections


I think some of the facts we learned this morning were quite eye-opening.

  • Nearly half of adults in subsaharan Africa are illiterate. This one struck me as important because, without being able to read and write, how will future generations run their countries someday? Education is so important in this world and we in West Michigan tend to take that for granted.
  • The fact that not all native-Africans are black, like we tend to think. In northern Africa, the most common “look” is middle-Eastern, and our mindset is that Africa is black. Which in some ways is very true, but in others not.
  • The average Christian in the world is from Subsaharan Africa. Northern Africans are mostly muslim, but Subsaharan Africa is heavily Christian. I didn’t really ever think about it that way.

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