By Marianna C.
Reducing Isolation and Improving Quality of Life for Elderly Care Recipients
Institutions made to better health may be detrimental to one's quality of life. Akyil and Pullum from Aydın Adnan Menderes University state social inclusion is a factor in psychological and cognitive well-being of seniors, and a lack of social inclusion may lead to increased alcohol or tobacco consumption, as well as a decrease in physical activity. (Pullum, Akyil). Other care options exist, such as assisted living, group homes, respite care, home care, and day-care for the elderly. However, these may not be accessible for many elderly people due to cost issues, even under Medicare or other healthcare plans. The federal government should focus medicare policies to promote various types of care to create the best environments possible for recipients, this will prevent elderly isolation and depression, and improve quality of life.
By Kylie H
Inequity of Education for Women in Africa
Educational opportunities for women in many areas of the world have been stripped away from them. Research by the Human Rights Watch, an organization that conducts research and advocacy for human rights, stated that “more than 49 million girls are out of primary and secondary school in Sub-Saharan Africa, with 31 million of them out of secondary education” (1). Additionally, “Eighty-five percent of all African women are illiterate” according to Nadia Sudarkasa, former director of the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies (4). Khitman Azaiza, Director of Instructional Design and Digital Media Production, mentions that “education opens the opportunities and choices for women to work and become more self-confident” (1). So, the question is what is the most effective way to increase women’s education in Africa? In order to sufficiently address this issue, the African government must enforce alternative learning opportunities to stimulate equity among the education system.
By: Sophia V
Implementing An Adolescent Empowerment Program in Local Nigerian Communities
Should local Nigerian leaders implement an empowerment program for adolescent girls to help abolish child marriages? An analysis of the medical, economic, cultural, and social aspects of early marriage calls for an empowerment program to raise awareness, enhance knowledge, and deter unplanned pregnancies to prevent additional victims
The Journal of Scholarship at WHS is a peer reviewed journal publishing academic works by emerging scholars at Weymouth Middle and High School.