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Africa denied the Power of “AND” by Ice Sculpture Politics

On numerous occasions we have listened to our leaders emphatically state that Africa is not ready for democracy. This protracted feast of political rhetoric has culminated in African nations being governed under the tyranny of the “OR” paradigm while being denied the alternate path of “AND” thinking.  Authoritarian leaders have played this tune to perfection convincing … Continue reading

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Relevant Education the key to Education Reform in Africa

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Education has for long been branded as the key to unlock Africa from the cages of poverty. Significant resources have been invested by the UN, NGOs and African Nations towards solving Category 1 challenges which Dr. Kawuma defines as (1) Lack of access to Education (2) Gender inequality (3) Poor/inadequate facilities and the widening teacher to student ratio. However, “lack of relevant education” which is hurting Africa the most has not been addressed. Resources are being wasted trying to get every child in school but the majority graduate and leave school without getting an education. Many return to their communities as misfits unable to prosper and take advantage of the resources in the community. Dr. Kawuma proposes an education model that focuses on the needs of society and keeping students engaged with their culture and society.

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books / Education

Books for Africa and Thomson Reuters sign $1.2 million agreement

Source: Mshale Goal is to support establishment of the rule of law and democracy in Africa Books for Africa, the largest shipper of donated text books to Africa and Thomson Reuters – Legal, the legal publishing behemoth, on Monday signed a $1.2 million agreement aimed at supporting governing institutions and the rule of law in Africa’s … Continue reading

Calendar / Education

African-centered Imhotep Science Fair this Saturday

What: 2009 11th Annual MN Imhotep Science Fair featuring K – 12 students of African descent from around the Metro area and MN Theme: Sustainable Living – Land, Energy, Food, Water, Shelter. Hosted by The Hope Community When: Saturday, March 14th, 2009. 12:00 – 2:00 pm. Community/Public display of projects Who: Parents and interested community members … Continue reading