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First Ladies of Niger & Central African Republic felicitate Merck Foundation 2021 Media Awards Winners

Merck Foundation has additionally rewarded the winners by providing them with one-year access to an online educational training program called “MasterClass”

Merck Foundation (https://Merck-Foundation.com) and African First Ladies announced Call for Applications for 2 new categories of 2022 Awards for Media, Musicians, Fashion Designers, Filmmakers, students, and new potential talents in these field; Merck Foundation Awards “More Than a Mother” 2022 to address issues such as: Breaking Infertility Stigma, Support Girls’ Education, End…

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Snapplify, Africa’s leading EdTech provider, highlighted as a key player in global Higher Education market

Edtech company providing world-class content to universities and TVETs

In a new report (https://bit.ly/3vRYjdI) focusing on the global tertiary e-textbook and multimedia market, edtech company Snapplify (https://bit.ly/3Ac1bVB) has been named one of the top six Higher Education players worldwide. Snapplify’s traction in the Higher Education market has grown considerably, spurred in part by the pandemic and more broadly, by the…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

Japan Renews Commitment to Food and Nutrition Assistance in Lesotho

A signing ceremony was held today to mark the contribution

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a JPY 250 million (approximately US$ 2 Million) contribution by the Government of Japan to strengthen food assistance support to 60,000 pre-primary school children through the Government of Lesotho’s national school feeding programme. A signing ceremony was held today to mark…

Source: Parliament of the Republic of Uganda |

Makerere Students Petition Parliament over Suspension of Guild Leadership

The university council suspended the Students’ Guild and indefinitely deferred elections for the university’s 88th guild president

The Leader of the Opposition in Parliament (LOP), Hon. Mathias Mpuuga, has received a petition from students of Makerere University challenging the university council’s decision to suspend student politics at the institution. In their petition, the students challenge the decisions of the University Council which they argue, contravened the provisions…

Source: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) |

Malawi: Digital tools supporting girls’ sexual and reproductive health and rights

This e-learning aims to ensure that adolescent girls and boys at the school have access to sexual reproductive health and rights

Until last year, the students at Eliya Chimthengo Primary School in Dedza had never heard of digital learning. Their studies were conducted with one or two old and worn textbooks that were shared amongst a class of 60. Often, there would be only 3 or 4 in a class. Teaching…

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Children in Malawi and Zambia push to change school calendar in response to climate change

Malawi and Zambia are among the countries most vulnerable to climate change, with the full impact of the climate crisis already being felt in the form of extreme weather events

Children in Malawi and Zambia are calling for their governments to change the school calendar and close during the winter months of June and July with climate change bringing colder temperatures leaving students unable to concentrate and skipping classes, Save the Children said today. Schools currently close for winter in…

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Merck Foundation Chief Executive Officer Released “Like Them’ and ‘I am Not Anyone’s Bride, Take Me to School’ songs to End Child Marriage and Support Girl Education in Africa

In sub-Saharan Africa, a staggering 40 percent of girls marry before age 18

Merck Foundation (https://Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany releases two new songs named ‘Like Them’ by a Ugandan singer Kenneth Mugabi and ‘I am Not Anyone’s Bride, Take Me to School’ by Zambian Singer Wezi, to raise awareness about Ending Child Marriage and Supporting Girls’ Education, across Africa.…

Source: The Presidency, Republic of Ghana |

Bawumia Hails National Chief Imam’s Contributions to Education as he Commissions his Mosque and School

Dr. Bawumia eulogised the 103-year-old Sheikh Sharubutu on Friday August 5, when he commissioned the Sheikh Sharubutu Mosque

The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has described the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu as "a gift to the nation from God" who has contributed immensely to education and national development  Dr. Bawumia eulogised the 103-year-old Sheikh Sharubutu on Friday August 5, when he commissioned the Sheikh Sharubutu…

Source: The Presidency, Republic of Ghana |

“International Monetary Fund Programme Will Not Affect Free Senior High School, Pro-Poor Policies” – President Akufo-Addo

The President referred to the statement by the IMF Country Director who indicated that an initiative like the Free SHS programme cannot be sacrificed on the altar of a programme with the IMF

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has assistance Government is seeking from the International Monetary Fund will not affect flagship pro-poor policies being implemented by Government. According to President Akufo-Addo, the ongoing pro-poor policies are at the heart of Government’s since 2017, and remain non-negotiable items of…

Source: State House – Office of the President of the Republic of Seychelles |

President Receives Praslin Graduate after Attaining Dual Degree

The President congratulated Ellis on her achievements and together discussed possible future career pathways and opportunities given the high demand for her field of study

President Wavel Ramkalawan received Miss Ellis Chan Pen Tive who was recently awarded a dual Bachelor degree in Accounting and Finance with specialism in Forensic Accounting, for a courtesy call at a State House yesterday morning.  The President congratulated Ellis on her achievements and together discussed possible future career pathways…