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 Form 4 CRE lessons on Christian approach to wealth, poverty and money

Radical changes brought in Africa by colonial administration.

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Radical changes brought in Africa by colonial administration.
-African land was alienated and given to European settlers. Many Africans lost their land and were pushed to the native reserves.
-European settlers started farming cash crops on big farms. Cheap labour was required for these farms.
-Africans who attended mission schools were equipped with certain skills which enabled them to be employment by the colonial government and in mission stations as clerks.
-With the introduction of formal education many parents required money to pay fees for their children to attend school.
-People also had to receive medical services and had to pay for them using money.
-Money was also needed to buy imported goods such as soap, clothes, ornaments, utensils, bicycles, radios, watches and food.
-With the outbreak of the First and Second World Wars in 1914-1918 and 1939-1945 respectively, some Africans were employed as porters and soldiers. They were exposed to new ideas about self-governance and economic activities.
- With the growth of towns, businesses began and it became possible for the Africans to sell some of their food crops and animals for money.
-After the completion of Kenya-Uganda railway (1901) many Asians settled in towns and started targeting Africans as the main consumers.
-With the need for formal education, more teachers were needed to teach in mission schools and intermediate schools.
-Many African engaged themselves in the growing of cash crops as small-scale farmers.


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