Tanzanian Ministers Declaration on Early Childhood Development

Historic Meeting Brings Government Leaders, Major Donors Together to Address Needs of Tanzania’s Youngest Children Major financial, legislative commitments to support young children within reach. Government officials, major international foundations and locally-based early child development advocates meet this week for the nation’s first biennial forum to address the needs of young children in Tanzania, taking [...]

Wake Forest’s Campus Jihadist Stirs Outrage

It’s been two years since the prestigious Wake Forest University hired Imam Khalid Griggs to be its first Muslim Assistant Chaplain. When the university’s President Nathan O. Hatch officially appointed him in February 2010, he was praised as a paragon of religious tolerance and freedom of speech. Nathan Hatch might be given a pass for [...]

Zimbabwe students discuss ‘being black in America’

Zimbabwean students described being black in the United States as a challenge influenced by historical, regional and generational factors, but which offers international students an opportunity to educate colleagues about their country of origin. “People have no idea where Zimbabwe is and they assume you can’t speak English and don’t know anything…so right from the [...]

South Africa loses scarce skills to Africa

South Africa stands to lose scarce skilled resources to other African countries as massive foreign direct investment projects in energy, mining, transport, telecommunications and water supply get underway on the African continent. “SA is a favoured hunting ground for skills,” says Sandra Burmeister, CEO of Landelahni, Africa partner of the global Amrop executive search group. [...]

Oprah’s Leadership Academy Girls Graduate in South Africa, but Are Boys Being Left Behind

Call it the O-effect. Passing with flying colors, seventy-two South African girls from disadvantaged backgrounds graduated from the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls (the academy’s first graduates) in South Africa this past Saturday. True to the old adage that to educate a woman is to educate a nation, the queen of talk shows Oprah [...]

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