Lifelong Learning for Poverty Eradication

  • Wapula N. Raditloaneng
  • Morgen Chawawa

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Lifelong Learning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Wapula N. Raditloaneng
      Pages 19-36
    3. Wapula N. Raditloaneng, Morgen Chawawa
      Pages 37-57
    4. Morgen Chawawa, Wapula N. Raditloaneng
      Pages 59-77
  3. The Human Dimensions of Poverty

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Wapula N. Raditloaneng, Morgen Chawawa
      Pages 99-116
    3. Morgen Chawawa
      Pages 117-138
    4. Fadel Ndiame, Kgobati Magome, Wapula N. Raditloaneng, Morgen Chawawa
      Pages 175-193
  4. University Community Development and Engagement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Wapula N. Raditloaneng, Morgen Chawawa
      Pages 221-240
    3. Wapula N. Raditloaneng, Morgen Chawawa
      Pages 241-254
    4. Wapula N. Raditloaneng, Morgen Chawawa
      Pages 255-269

About this book

Introduction

This book illustrates the meaning and scope of lifelong learning and different types of poverty reduction programs prevalent generally in the African context and particularly in selected communities in Botswana. Lifelong learning is important for all stakeholders in poverty reduction to develop a better understanding of the scope and extent of poverty so that they can make informed decisions on best ways of tackling poverty. The book succinctly showcases community development and engagement initiatives and experiences from selected African universities and how the interaction of the universities and their respective communities resulted in a major transformation in the lives of poor families through exposure to some engagement strategies that effectively gave them a better future in their fight against poverty. This book develops in the reader a better understanding of the dynamics and dilemma of poverty and its negative effects on individuals and communities. But it answers the plight of the poor by equipping them with effective and practical tools to transform their lives and take full control of their destiny.

·         Provides a conceptual understanding of lifelong learning

·         Describes practical aspects and indicators of poverty and how it requires tackling through a multi-sectoral approach

·         Focuses on poverty reduction in all fronts, including development of an entrepreneurship mind-set

Keywords

Community resilience Fight against poverty Poverty reduction programmes in Africa Poverty reduction programmes in Botswana Social justice Universities innovation for inclusive development

Authors and affiliations

  • Wapula N. Raditloaneng
    • 1
  • Morgen Chawawa
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Adult Education Faculty of EducationUniversity of BotswanaGaboroneBotswana
  2. 2.Botho CollegeGaboroneBotswana

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-10548-2
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-10547-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-10548-2
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