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Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

Zambian Chevening Scholars donate to charity

The Acting High Commissioner Andrew Hamilton has commended the Zambian Chevening Alumni for donating eight (8) computers and a financial donation to a charity in Lusaka

The donation to Dorothy’s Dream, a community school for underprivileged children in Chainda, Lusaka, is part of the many activities that Chevening Alumni, a body of scholars who where sponsored by the British Government to study in the UK, has planned to support communities and contribute to Zambia’s development. Speaking…

Source: GE |

GE Partners Lagos Ministry of Wealth Creation and Employment, Lagos State Technical and Vocational Education Board (LASTVEB) to Train Students in Advanced Manufacturing

The program will be run by GE Garage engineers and instructors to enhance the students’ current capabilities whilst helping them develop new skill sets

GE (NYSE: GE) (www.GE.com), the world’s Digital Industrial Company has announced a skill development partnership programme involving its GE Lagos Garage, the Lagos State Ministry of Wealth Creation and Employment (https://WealthCreation.lagosstate.gov.ng) and the Lagos State Technical and Vocational Education Board (LASTVEB) (http://LASTVEB.com.ng) aimed at developing the skills of students in…

Burhani Engineers Ltd
Source: Burhani Engineers Ltd |

Burhani Engineers’ computer programme in Kenya to boost STEM Education

The partnership, signed between Burhani Engineers Limited represented by the Managing Director Mr. Zoher Pirbhai, Kibera sub-county Directorate of Education, represented by Mrs. Lydia Mutegi and the Kibra MP’s Office represented by Ann Ithara, will see at least 10 schools receive 10 computers in the first round

Burhani Engineers Limited (http://BurhaniEngineers.com) signed a partnership with the Kibera Sub-County government to provide computer systems and Engineering Power Classes to pupils within the county. The distribution is aimed at increasing interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education and preparing the grassroots demographic for more technology-based career opportunities.…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus |

Ambassador of Belarus A.Molchan meets with the Deputy Director General of the Department of Higher Education and Training of South Africa

During the meeting, the sides discussed the intensification of cooperation between Belarus and South Africa in the field of education

On July 11, 2017 the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Republic of South Africa, Andrei Molchan, met with the Deputy Director General of the Department (Ministry) of Higher Education and Training of South Africa, Diane Parker. The Belarusian delegation was also represented by Vice-rector…

Source: British High Commission Dar es Salaam |

Everton Blues Visit Local Tanzanian School

Top UK football team Everton in Tanzania meet deaf and blind children at local Dar es Salaam school ahead of Big Match against Kenyan side Gor Mahia

Top British premier league football side, Everton FC, visited Uhuru Mchanganyiko School in Dar es Salaam to meet deaf and blind children. The Everton players – Leighton Baines, Idrissa Gueye and Ademola Lookman – saw how equipment provided by UK aid, including Braille machines, hearing aids and special needs kits,…

Source: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) |

Expanding opportunities for Somalia’s youth as the Somali National University gets back its main campus

The campus had been used by different militaries, and secured by the Burundi contingent of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) as a battalion headquarters for more than ten years

UNICEF has welcomed the handover of the Somali National University’s main campus to the Federal Government as an important step forward in expanding opportunities for youth in Somalia.  The campus had been used by different militaries, and secured by the Burundi contingent of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM)…

Honoris United Universities
Source: Honoris United Universities |

Actis launches Honoris United Universities, the first pan-African private higher education network

Honoris United Universities is the first African private higher education network bringing together the leading tertiary education institutions in North and Southern Africa for the first time

Honoris United Universities brings together the leading tertiary education institutions in North and Southern Africa for the first time – Collaborative Intelligence from around the continent Luis Lopez has been appointed as CEO of Honoris United Universities Actis (www.act.is), a leading investor in growth markets, announced today a major pan-African…

Source: Department of Foreign Affairs Canada |

Canada promotes women’s economic empowerment and play-based learning to build confident youth in Ghana

Canada will continue its close collaboration with Ghana as its new government seeks to further reduce poverty and promote economic growth, with a particular focus on the agricultural sector and women

As part of Canada’s re-engagement with Africa, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, will tomorrow conclude a four-day visit to Ghana along with Right To Play athlete ambassadors Kaylyn Kyle, Olympic bronze medalist for the Canadian women’s soccer team, and Joannie Rochette, Olympic bronze medalist and six-time Canadian…

Source: Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) |

ADEA applauds Ghana’s and Seychelles’ for strong Higher Education Management Information System (HEMIS)

The technical workshop took place in Accra (Ghana) from 29th to 30th of June 2017

The Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) (www.ADEAnet.org) congratulated Ghana and Seychelles for having well-developed management information systems for their higher education institutions. This was at a technical workshop on Higher Education Management Information Systems (HEMIS) benchmarking organized by ADEA’s Working Group on Education Management and Policy…

Source: Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany Kampala |

The German Language Festival of secondary schools in Uganda 2017

This annual event aims at bringing together schools in Uganda that teach German Language and promoting the imaginative and creative skills of students as well as their cultural awareness

What: 9th German Language Festival of Schools in Uganda When: 2nd July 2017, 9: 00 am to 5:00 pm Where: Nabisunsa Girls’ School, Kyambogo   The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Uganda along with the Goethe-Zentrum Kampala/Ugandan German Cultural Society and the Association of Teachers of German…