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 [...]
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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.
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.
Taking Action on Education in Developing Countries: A Pan-African NGO and a U.S. Academic Institution Call for Renewed Global Commitment to Education
“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.
McKinsey & Company recently produced a comprehensive study, How the World’s Most Improved School Systems Keep Getting Better.
Maps can really make us stop and say “wow!” When I was a child my social studies classroom had a map depicting Greenland and Africa as the same size. Was it really possible that a little country like Denmark could claim a territory as large as the continent of Africa? The answer of course was no, but only because the map turned out to be warped (literally) and grossly misleading.