4. Education/indigenous learning systems

The indigenous learning systems ensure that the culture is inculcated in the young. This is done through processes of observation and imitation. The young learn about agricultural practices by going to the fields with their parents and assuming small tasks or imitating them at play.

In the small-scale mining areas, young boys are involved in the industry initially as carriers of gold ore from the production to the processing site. As they grow older, they join the adults in the tunnels. In the same manner, the religious beliefs and practices of the people are transferred to the young through participation and observation in the various feasts and rituals performed in the community.