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Education for the Realization of the Preferential Option for the Poor: Catholic Church Activities in Uasin-Gishu County, Kenya (Published)

The present world is largely characterized by people who live in two opposite extremes; the extremely poor and the extremely rich. The challenge of poverty remains a major concern to governments and non-governmental organizations alike. Faith communities respond to poverty by looking to the teachings of Scripture to establish structures and actions that can liberate and empower the poor. The Roman Catholic Church’s commitment to empowering the poor is expressed in its social teaching and practices. Social amenities offered by the church range from provision of food, clothing, shelter, medical care and affordable quality education. Despite such initiatives on the part of the church, poverty is rife. Therefore, based on a study conducted in Uasin-Gishu County in Kenya, this paper examines the activities of the Catholic Diocese of Eldoret in the realization of preferential option for poor students in secondary schools. The study adopted descriptive mixed methods cross-sectional design comprising qualitative and quantitative methodologies. The target population comprised pupils in all the fourteen Catholic-sponsored schools in the Diocese, their head teachers, as well as teachers offering guidance and counselling. A sample of 351 students, 9 head teachers, and 28 teachers were drawn from those schools. Purposive sampling was employed in selecting 24 key informants, 12 from Catholic Diocesan secretariat, 4 priests, 4 officials from the Ministry of Education in the County and 4 members of the management at Catholic University of Eastern Africa (Gaba Campus). Schools were selected using simple random sampling technique while teachers and diocesan education officials were purposively sampled. Kathuri and Pals formula was employed in sampling student population. Questionnaire and interview schedule were the main tools of data collection. Analysed data was presented using cumulative frequency tables, percentages and pie charts. The study established that there are activities that are organised from within the church. The Catholic Diocese of Eldoret manages five key programmes that support poor children in its sponsored schools. Most of them are donor-funded although efforts have been initiated to involve parishes in raising money to sustain them. Based on the findings, it was recommended that the Diocese should explore ways through which continuity is seen in terms of funding. The study found that some projects that were supported by missionaries experience great challenges when the same donors leave. The findings of the study highlight practical strategies that the Catholic Church uses to assist poor children get education.

Keywords: Activities, Catholic Church, Education, Kenya, Poor, Preferential Option, Uasin-Gishu County

Solutions Improving the SMES’ Exporting Activities in Southern Area of Vietnam (Published)

According to the objective of the project to raise the competitiveness of Vietnam’s export commodities up to 2020, the orientation to 2030 has been approved by the Prime Minister on 03/8/2017. Export commodities striving to increase by 2020 gradually; the share of agricultural and aquacultural exports in developed markets such as the EU, Japan and South Korea will increase. At the same time, export commodities strive to achieve an average commodity export growth rate of 8% per year in the period 2016-2020 and an average of 9% -10% per year in the period 2021-2030. This paper objective is to find some solutions improve the efficiency of exports to the world market in the coming time. The research results showed that there were 200 managers of SMEs related to Southern Area of Vietnam who interviewed and answered about 21 questions but 188 managers of SMEs processed. Data collected from 8/2016 to 11/2017 for the managers of SMEs of Southern Area of Vietnam. The paper had been analyzed five factors affecting the SMEs’ exporting activities of Southern Area of Vietnam with significance level 5 percent. Solutions are recommended for improving the SMEs’ exporting activities in Southern Area of Vietnam.   

Keywords: Activities, Exporting, SMEs and LHU

Solutions Improving the SMES’ Exporting Activities in Southern Area of Vietnam (Published)

According to the objective of the project to raise the competitiveness of Vietnam’s export commodities up to 2020, the orientation to 2030 has been approved by the Prime Minister on 03/8/2017. Export commodities striving to increase by 2020 gradually; the share of agricultural and aquacultural exports in developed markets such as the EU, Japan and South Korea will increase. At the same time, export commodities strive to achieve an average commodity export growth rate of 8% per year in the period 2016-2020 and an average of 9% -10% per year in the period 2021-2030. This paper objective is to find some solutions improve the efficiency of exports to the world market in the coming time. The research results showed that there were 200 managers of SMEs related to Southern Area of Vietnam who interviewed and answered about 21 questions but 188 managers of SMEs processed. Data collected from 8/2016 to 11/2017 for the managers of SMEs of Southern Area of Vietnam. The paper had been analyzed five factors affecting the SMEs’ exporting activities of Southern Area of Vietnam with significance level 5 percent. Solutions are recommended for improving the SMEs’ exporting activities in Southern Area of Vietnam

Keywords: Activities, Exporting, SMEs and LHU

Innovative Approach to Teaching Arabic Writing by Using a Handwriting Recognition System (Published)

This article presents the development of an Arabic online handwriting recognition system based on neural networks approach. It offers solutions for most of the difficulties linked to Arabic writing recognition. Secondly, our proposed system will be integrated in a computer assisted languagelearning tool to create educational activities and to generate adequate feedback. This environment uses tools from natural language processing, mainly our handwriting recognition system, to create various educational activities. The developed system will be used as a tool for learning and teaching Arabic as a foreign language

Keywords: Activities, Handwriting, Language, Learning, Neural, Recognition