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School exclusion in Madagascar during COVID-19

UNESCO Institute for Statistics has launched five country studies, including one in Madagascar - a country where legislation emphasizes compulsory school attendance from age 6

On March 4th, UNESCO Madagascar presented the results of the study "Analysis of Out-of-School Children Data and the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Madagascar," conducted within the framework of the Global Out-of-School Children Initiative (OOSCI), for the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS). With 258 million children, adolescents and youth…

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Africa’s largest inter-university hackathon brings students together on Zindi for data science, for good

More than $10 000 USD in prizes were awarded to data science students from 9 African countries

UmojaHack Africa 2021 was an unprecedented success, bringing more than 1000 students from 126 universities across Africa to compete on Zindi (www.Zindi.africa) in a virtual machine learning hackathon on the weekend of 27-28 March. More than $10 000 USD in prizes were awarded to data science students from 9 African…

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MoU for African schools football competition signed in Congo DR

The initiative will allow FECOFA, FIFA and the government of the DRC to promote health and support social cohesion by integrating football training into the school curriculum

Today in Kinshasa, FIFA (www.FIFA.com), the Congo DR Football Association (FECOFA) and the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) signed an historic MoU that will see the creation of a schools football championship. At a signing ceremony in the iconic Palais des Nations Hall, FECOFA President Constant Omari,…

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African Union (AU) and International Labour Organization (ILO) launch International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour paving the way for greater collaboration among stakeholders in Africa

With already one in five African children working in 2016, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the continent is expected to push more children into child labour

The African Union (AU), in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO), launched the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour in Africa with a three-hour virtual event on Wednesday, 31 March 2021. The launch provided a platform for African and multi-stakeholders to discuss the progress and remaining gaps…

Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA)
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Canon commits to the Next Generation of Creative Storytellers with its Student Development Programme

Unrivalled access to inspirational lectures, talks and speakers, all taking place digitally for the second year in a row

World-class advice, portfolio reviews and one-on-one mentorship from esteemed industry professionals; unrivalled access to inspirational lectures, talks and speakers, all taking place digitally for the second year in a row. Canon Europe (www.Canon-Europe.com) is excited to announce the 2021 Canon Student Development Programme, now in its fifth consecutive year. Running from 1st – 4th September 2021, Canon…

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Merck Foundation, Burundi First Lady supported families of casual workers affected by Coronavirus pandemic

Through their partnership with the Burundi First Lady, Merck Foundation has been building healthcare capacity, by providing specialty training to more than 33 young Burundian doctors

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany in partnership with The First Lady of the Republic of Burundi and Ambassador of “Merck Foundation More Than a Mother”, H.E. Madam ANGELINE NDAYISHIMIYE supported families of more than 50 casual workers from the capital city of Burundi, Bujumbura, affected by…

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Applications Open for 2021 Africa’s Business Heroes Prize Competition

ABH, which is the Jack Ma Foundation’s flagship philanthropic program in Africa, annually awards 10 outstanding finalists with a share of a US$1.5 million grant

In its third year, the Africa’s Business Heroes (ABH) prize competition gives African entrepreneurs a unique platform to showcase their talent and grow their businesses; ABH, which is the Jack Ma Foundation’s flagship philanthropic program in Africa, annually awards 10 outstanding finalists with a share of a US$1.5 million grant;…

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United States announces $14.5 Million to prepare Egyptian University Students for Careers

The funding, which brings total U.S. government investment in Career Centers to $33 million, will establish 30 Centers for Career Development at 22 public universities throughout Egypt by 2025

The U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), will be providing an additional $14.5 million to prepare Egyptian public university students for career success.  The funding, which brings total U.S. government investment in Career Centers to $33 million, will establish 30 Centers for Career Development at 22…

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The Next Generation of Print (By Ben Gossage)

The print industry is unique and has developed over many years, transitioning from analogue to digital technologies, but there’s still so much more to come

By Ben Gossage, B2B Sales and Marketing Director Canon Central and North Africa (www.Canon-CNA.com) Now is an important time for the print industry. It’s a time of change and where new and emerging technologies are influencing its future. The print industry is unique and has developed over many years, transitioning…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

WFP, the Government of Liberia and Canada provide support to school children and their families

WFP provides school feeding as a critical intervention for improving the enrolment and learning status of children

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is providing take-home rations to pre-primary and primary school children and their household members, totalling 20,000 beneficiaries. The rations comprising of rice, fortified vegetable oil, and pulses are intended to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the students and their families.…