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Pearson PTE To Launch Secure English Language Testing in Nigeria

Individuals who look to move to the UK to work, study or live can easily pass the English language test in Nigeria now

Pearson (https://middleeast.Pearson.com), the world’s learning company, hosted a virtual launch of its PTE Secure English Language Test (SELT) in Nigeria. These tests have been approved by the UK Home Office and are used for UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) purposes.   SVP for English Assessment at Pearson, Freya Thomas Monk, says these tests offer a fast, fair and convenient choice for…

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United States provides US$119 Million to World Food Programme (WFP) for School Meals in Five Countries

The latest awards, which take effect this month, see WFP’s programmes in Cote d’Ivoire, Laos, Nepal and Rwanda receiving US$25 million each

As classrooms around the developing world begin to re-open, the U.N. World Food Programme is receiving US$119 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide school meals in five countries in Asia and Africa. “Yet again, USDA demonstrates real leadership in reaching school-age children in the developing world with…

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Two organizations have been named laureates of the US$1million 2020 cycle of the Al-Sumait Prize in the field of education

Ubongo Learning and Molteno Institute for Language and Literacy are recognized for their dedication and outstanding innovative achievements in the field of education in Africa

Laureates for the 2020 cycle of Al-Sumait Prize for African Development in the field of Education have been endorsed by the Prize’s Board of Trustees for their outstanding work in educational development in Africa. The 2020 prestigious Al-Sumait Prize is jointly awarded to Ubongo Learning and Molteno Institute for Language…

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Cigna Foundation teams up with Cup of Uji Kenya, contributes US$200,000 to fund meals for children

The partnership with Cup of Uji Kenya supports local NGOs with the funds with an aim to purchase and distribute 500,000 meals comprising rice and beans across local schools

Cigna Foundation (https://bit.ly/3nFCpnJ) has partnered with Cup of Uji Kenya, a school feeding program founded by Hope Alive Campaign, a community based organization, to reduce food insecurity among primary school children in Kenya. In line with the partnership, the Cigna Foundation has contributed US$200,000 to fund nutritious meals for children…

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Merck Foundation marks “World Diabetes Day 2020” in partnership with African First Ladies and Ministries of Health by building Diabetes and hypertension care capacity nationwide

Merck Foundation to expand their ‘Diabetes Blue Points Program’ to more countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America

Merck Foundation (Merck-Foundation.com) has enrolled about 500 doctors from 39 countries to one-year diploma and two-year master degree to build Diabetes, cardiovascular preventive and endocrinology capacity across Africa, Asia and Latin America; Merck Foundation to expand their ‘Diabetes Blue Points Program’ to more countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America. Merck…

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Rwanda: Union of the Blinds recognizes TOPAFRICANEWS contribution in advocacy that yielded into the ratification of Marrakesh Treaty

The Marrakesh Treaty was put in place to facilitate access to Published Works for Persons who are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled

The Rwanda Union of the Blind (RUB) has thanked TOPAFRICANEWS (www.TOPAFRICANEWS.com) and other stakeholders for their role in advocacy for the request of the National Authority to ratify the Marrakesh Treaty. According to the Official Gazette of the Republic of Rwanda n° 27 of 07/09/2020, the law N° 013/2020 of…

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ExxonMobil Foundation, the NBA and Africare Donate Masks, Sanitizers and Handwashing Stations to 30 ‘Power Forward’ Schools in Abuja

ExxonMobil Foundation, the National Basketball Association (NBA) (www.NBA.com) and Africare, a leading non-governmental organization (NGO) committed to addressing African development and policy issues, announced today that two-time NBA All-Star Victor Oladipo and 2015 NBA Champion Festus Ezeli will headline the first virtual ‘Power Forward Huddle’ on Thursday, Nov. 19.  The…

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Merck Foundation marks World Science Day through Empowering Women and Youth in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) in Africa

Merck Foundation empowers Women and Youth in Scientific Research through “MARS Best Young African Researchers Awards” and “MARS Best African Women Researchers Awards”, since 2015

Merck Foundation (Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany, marks World Science Day through their Merck Africa Research Summit–MARS Awards 2020 for best Young African Researchers and best Women African Researchers. Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation and One of 100 Most Influential Africans (2019, 2020) explains, “Merck Foundation…

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African Development Bank signs grant agreement to support the Rwanda Coding Academy

The Academy selects high performing students and trains them in advanced software programing and cyber security skills to facilitate their emergence as world-class programmers

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has signed a grant agreement with the Ministry of ICT and Innovation in Rwanda to support the Rwanda Coding Academy, set up to develop top technology talent to drive a booming, innovation-driven digital economy in the East African nation. The Rwanda Coding Academy was set…

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Mallpai Foundation: A Beacon of Hope for the Vulnerable

The first lady of Kebbi State, North-western Nigeria and the founder of Mallpai Foundation, established to drive illiteracy out of communities

As a child, Hajia Aisha Bagudu would listen eagerly to her father discussing his philanthropic projects and ideas with his peers. She would hear him brainstorming about digging wells in villages where people suffered water shortages, with photos of drought-hit areas strewn across the table in front of him, or…