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Coding their way out of crime

South Africa. A new initiative is trying to turn around South Africa’s dire reoffending rate by teaching prison inmates to code. The initiative, Brothers for All, is an offshoot of fellow non-profit Mothers for All, which supports orphans and vulnerable children. The driving force behind the project is 32-year-old Sihle Tshabalala, who knows all about the damaging effects of poverty and crime, having spent 11 years in prison himself. more

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Good Advice: 6 New Tools for Teachers, Recommended By Bill Gates

Global. Worldwide, many teachers still have to use the same tools—blackboards, textbooks, overhead projectors—that their own teachers used decades ago. That’s beginning to change. New technologies, apps, games, and websites are helping teachers work with their students in new ways and making it easier for them to connect with their colleagues. Bill Gates shares a few of the ideas that seem especially promising to him. more

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Girl Summit 2014: Communities Leading The Way To End FGM/C

All Africa, Burkina Faso. In Burkina Faso, 3 out of 4 girls and women have undergone Female Genital Mutilation / Cutting (FGM/C). But today, only 9% of people there are in favour of the practice. What’s caused this dramatic shift in opinion? On 22 July, the UK will host the first Girl Summit, bringing global decision makers and civil society together with the aim of ending FGM and child, early and forced marriage within a generation. more

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African Solutions: Rapelang Rabana And Rekindle Learning

South Africa. The eLearning Africa 2014 conference in Kampala / Uganda has been a gathering of true excellence. Promising young startups met experienced entrepreneurs, practitioners from the field of education met decision makers from business and government. The conference was a melting pot of sharing ideas and expertise, discussing challenges and solutions. TheNewAfrica will introduce some interesting participants. Today it is Southafrican entrepreneur Rapelang Rabana, founder of Rekindle Learning, a company that provides adaptive mobile learning solutions. more

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Believe The Hype: e-Learning Can Revolutionise Education In Africa

Uganda. In an interview with The Guardian, Rebecca Stromeyer, founder and CEO of Berlin based Integrated Communications Worldwide Events (ICWE), which runs the annual eLearning Africa conference, talks about how IT is transforming education, about the key role of education for democracy and development - and why it is so important to get governments to realise the value of teachers. more

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What’s So Scary About Smart Girls?

Nigeria. When terrorists in Nigeria organized a secret attack last month, they didn’t target an army barracks, a police department or a drone base. No, Boko Haram militants attacked what is even scarier to a fanatic: a girls’ school. That’s what extremists do. They target educated girls, their worst nightmare. An Op-Ed by Nicholas Kristof from The New York Times more

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eLearning Africa

Uganda. Meeting the networking needs of the pan-African eLearning and distance education sector, the annual eLearning Africa conference is the key networking venue for practitioners and professionals from Africa and all over the world. This year's theme: Opening Frontiers to the Future. more