The Africa-America Institute Announces 60th Anniversary Celebration: “Unlocking Africa’s Greatest Asset for 60 Years” African Union to be presented with 2013 Institutional Legacy Award on its 50th Anniversary. Tony Elumelu, Nigerian financier and philanthropist, Dr. Kandeh K. Yumkella, CEO of UN Sustainable Energy for All Initiative, and Chevron to be [...]
Business & Finance / Education
This week’s double Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) article is, well, not about FMCG but important in our series about the sector. The first part of this two-part article looks at education which is an investment opportunity that will support all growth in Africa, including FMCG. The second part will [...]
Social Enterprise & Philanthropy
Simba Makarera and Martin Ganda, co-founders of Seeds of Africa Foundation, both grew up in Zimbabwe. Their childhoods were certainly different, but they had at least one thing in common, which was to get a good education – and that wasn’t an easy task.
“Education is the key to success.”" This is a quote that has been repeated in many parts of the world. But could this be true when uttered to a child in Mathare who sees not even a glimpse of light from the life ahead?”
Eugenia Lee of the Dignitas Project describes, in this first post of a series for Africa.com, her work to train teachers in the urban slum of Mathare, in Nairobi, Kenya.
“The most urgent priority is to ensure access to, and improve the quality of, education for girls and women, and to remove every obstacle that hampers their active participation.”
Most schools in Tanzania that do exist are overcrowded and lacking such basic resources as qualified teachers, books, desks and chairs, bathrooms, and more. Any available classroom spots rarely go to girls. In fact, less than one percent of girls in Tanzania ever complete secondary school.
Happy New Year from the Africa.com Editorial Staff! Announcing the winners of the 2010 Top 10 Contest.
McKinsey & Company recently produced a comprehensive study, How the World’s Most Improved School Systems Keep Getting Better.
“Why does a rainbow appear in the sky?”
“What is an eclipse?”
“Why are there crop failures?”
“What are these called in Mende?”
“What do our elders think are the reasons?”
“How does science explain them?”