All posts tagged with: africa

Behind the Voices - "It is as if Malian youth were kept prisoners."

Publicado 23 de agosto de 2013 no picture

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We are in Mali this week to meet Fatouma. She tells us about her commitment to women’s rights, how she got where she is now, as well as about the role of youth in the Malian presidential elections that were just concluded. My name is Fatouma Harber, I was born in Timbuktu, but I spent my childhood in Niger where I graduated from the Municipal High School of Niamey. I obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at the University of Bamako, Faculty of Arts. Since 2007, I have...


Does South Africa have the worst education system in Africa?

Publicado 4 de septiembre de 2013 no picture

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"Is SA’s education system the worst in Africa? Not according to the data South Africa’s former apartheid-era foreign affairs minister, Pik Botha, recently claimed that the country’s education system is the worst in Africa. How much does Botha know about education system rankings? Very little it turns out. Data shows that while South Africa lags behind a number of African countries, there are many with worse education systems." Read more: http://bit.ly/17N4QGW...


The Urgent Need for Adequate Investments in Literacy in Africa

Publicado 8 de septiembre de 2013 no picture Biodun Awosusi

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By ‘Biodun Awosusi United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) designated September 8th as International Literacy Day in 1946. Since then, the day is set aside to promote literacy and investment in education. Literacy, according to UNESCO, is “a human right, a tool of personal empowerment, and a means for social and human development.” It is about learning to read and write. Value of Literacy Literacy is a fundamental human right and the bedrock of lif...


Hey, We need Water!

Publicado 21 de septiembre de 2013 no picture Kriyana Reddy

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Recently, I went through something that was pretty revelatory. I mean, I never understood why some things in terms of global issue prioritization made it first/ over Education. In my opinion, I always thought and always will think that Education comes first. Then, one of my close family members told me that education would rarely ever benefit anyone if they could not go to school because they were too sick. Upon asking the reasons for whatever illness they had acquired, I realized...


Nothing will dent my EDUCATION!

Publicado 12 de octubre de 2013 no picture Muyu

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In respect to the celebrations of girl education, I wish to inspire and empower the youth to fight for their right of education. In Kenya...well Africa as a whole, one is nothing without education. As a girl, I have been hit with a storm of frustration through all my years in school. However, despite all the hardships, I still struggle to earn the most powerful tool I will ever know, EDUCATION. "Real glory isn't about a smooth ride to the top. It's about picking yourself up whe...


EFFECTS OF CULTURE

Publicado 22 de octubre de 2013 no picture Muyu

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A country is a region legally identified as a distinct entity in political geography. We all belong to our original countries that have silently and proudly watched as grow and vise-versa. We, as a country's loyal citizens swell with pride whenever our distinct countries are mentioned, awarded and appreciated in public events over a remarkable deed. Each nation has its own unique identity. My country Kenya, may be known for its serene, green and fertile nature. However, If th...


Are Diamonds Really a Woman's Best Friend?

Publicado 27 de octubre de 2013 no picture Sabrine Boukhatem

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Bling vs. Bang “In America it is bling bling, in Africa it is bling bang “I borrowed this expression from a movie named “the blood diamond” to start writing this article. In the United States the duty of every respectful loving man is to put a pretty ring with a big white shiny rock on his beloved’s finger, well I’m not saying that it is banned or shameful, as they say “diamond is the woman’s best friend”, it turned out that this is not true after watching this movie and readin...


MISERY'S DAUGHTER

Publicado 29 de octubre de 2013 no picture Muyu

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“Is being a girl a curse?” I have witnessed, heard and been a victim of the most bizarre questions the human ear can tolerate. However, never in all my 23 years on earth have I paused as a target to this gravelly concerned question. To think that a surprise visit to my grandmother’s home on her 77th birthday would introduce me to this question, was an open invitation for a cold shiver running with little electric feet all over my body. The trees glittered in the early m...


Service--What is it?

Publicado 1 de noviembre de 2013 no picture Kriyana Reddy

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There are many poor, sick, underprivileged people in the world. Of course, all of us can say that we knew that. We can say that we saw it on the news one day or that our history teacher was discussing some vague issue in some ambiguous manner with us; but what are we doing about it? Poverty and suffering have a very obvious correlation that we can link with a slew of statistics and data. However, I'm not here to give you that litany of things. I'm here to do and help you do what...


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