the effects of Missionary activities in east Africa

The effects of Missionary activities in east Africa

the effects of Missionary activities in east Africa

  • Spread of Christianity to most parts of the interior.
  • Erosion of African culture as some cultural practices such as female circumcision and burial rites were discarded.




The effects of Missionary activities in east Africa
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  • Introduction of western (formal) education.
  • Building of rehabilitation centers, where vocational skills, reading and Christianity were taught.
  • Establishment of health centers and medical services for disease-control and cure.
  • Improvement of farming through introduction of new crops and livestock as well as new farming methods.
  • Development of transport systems.
  • Translation of the Bible in and introduction of writing to Kiswahili and other local languages.
  • Emergence of an elite social class, a new creation to the African set-up.
  • Exploration and consequent naming and mapping of mountains, rivers and the interior of Africa.
  • Colonization of Kenya and the rest of Africa.
  • Rise of independent churches and schools, free from Missionary influence.
  • Representation of Africans by Missionaries in the Legislative council.
  • Establishment of independent African schools.
  • Abolition of slavery and slave trade in east Africa.

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