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Cisco commits to training 1 million Africans

Cisco commits to training 1 million Africans

December 4, 2018 • Education, Top StoriesComments (1)

At the Global Citizen Festival South Africa 2018, Cisco announced its commitment to training 10 million people worldwide for jobs in the digital economy, including 1 million in Africa over the next five years. The Chairman and CEO of Cisco, Chuck Robbins gathered with government officials as well as businesses in Johannesburg to share commitment [&hellip...

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Lego Boost rolls out computer coding for kid

December 4, 2018 • Education, Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on Lego Boost rolls out computer coding for kid

As we move closer to digital transformation and with the rise of artificial intelligence and machine learning it’s essential that kids learn how to code. Toy production company, Lego has rolled out the first kit in the Lego Boost range that is designed...

Huawei's StorySign shows deaf kids the magic of storytime

Huawei’s StorySign shows deaf kids the magic of storytime

December 4, 2018 • Education, Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on Huawei’s StorySign shows deaf kids the magic of storytime

Learning to read can be a difficult task in itself for a lot of children, but even more so for deaf and hard-of-hearing children who can’t hear the subject matter explained to them. The fact that 90% of deaf children are born to hearing parents who...

When it comes to skills local is essential.

When it comes to skills local is essential

December 4, 2018 • EducationComments Off on When it comes to skills local is essential

Footprint Africa Business Solutions (FABS) is committed to working with local talent – imparting knowledge and training local talent to support growth.  It’s a company focused on using local skills and organisations to ensure that IT solutions are...

HP commits to educate 100,000 learners across Africa

December 3, 2018 • Education, Southern AfricaComments Off on HP commits to educate 100,000 learners across Africa

HP announced a new commitment at the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 to reach 100,000 learners across Africa over the next three years through the HP Foundation’s HP LIFE program and kicked off the commitment by opening a new tech-enabled HP LIFE...

Sustainable youth entrepreneurship in Africa is good for business

Sustainable youth entrepreneurship in Africa is good for business

December 3, 2018 • Education, Top StoriesComments Off on Sustainable youth entrepreneurship in Africa is good for business

The Oxford Dictionary defines the word ‘yas’ as an informal way to express great pleasure or excitement. The YAS! Youth for Africa and SDGs – short for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals – initiative by the United Nations Development...

SITA rolls out cloud computing infrastructure

November 20, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Education, Top StoriesComments Off on SITA rolls out cloud computing infrastructure

It’s no surprise that cloud computing, which brings all of these benefits, is transforming the industry’s approach to IT. Cloud computing is widely acknowledged as key to driving the journey through the fourth industrial revolution, marked by the profound...

VR

Virtual Reality: A revolution in efficient, effective and safe skills development

November 18, 2018 • Education, OpinionComments Off on Virtual Reality: A revolution in efficient, effective and safe skills development

A significant challenge facing mining and other industries is skills development and the question of how to move the needle when it comes to ensuring memory retention in safety training. Virtual Reality (VR) technology offers a solution that is both more...

Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator

Harambee’s exceeds youth employment commitment to Clinton global initiative

November 5, 2018 • EducationComments Off on Harambee’s exceeds youth employment commitment to Clinton global initiative

Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator shares with President Bill Clinton its successful youth employment commitment to deliver over 85,000 jobs and work experiences to young South Africans. In 2015, Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator joined the Clinton...

US, Egypt announce winners of Technical School Entrepreneurship Competition

US, Egypt announce winners of Technical School Entrepreneurship Competition

November 5, 2018 • Education, Top StoriesComments Off on US, Egypt announce winners of Technical School Entrepreneurship Competition

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Education and Technical Education (MOETE) awarded Alexandria Advanced Technical School students Mohamed Mahmoud Attia and Moemen Magdy Mohamed the grand prize of the Fanni Mobtaker...

Mastercard Foundation Announces New Fund to Seed Young African Leaders' Social Ventures

Mastercard announces new fund to Seed young African leaders

November 3, 2018 • East Africa, Education, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Mastercard announces new fund to Seed young African leaders

The Mastercard Foundation today announced a new fund that will enable young changemakers to seed and kick-start promising social ventures and community projects, creating economic opportunities for themselves and others. Over the next two years, the...

South Africa is a particularly attractive proposition for cyber criminals.

Cyber attacks on educational institutions on the rise

October 31, 2018 • Education, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Cyber attacks on educational institutions on the rise

Cyber threats are no longer a rarity, they are expected. With recent ransomware attacks such as WannaCry and NotPetya, the potential theft or leakage of data, particularly confidential information in an educational setting, should be top of the list in risk...

Cranfield Aviation Training launches e-learning platform

Cranfield Aviation Training launches e-learning platform

October 30, 2018 • Education, Top StoriesComments Off on Cranfield Aviation Training launches e-learning platform

At Cranfield Aviation Training over 6000 students are certified per year. With over 80 courses available to all flight deck, cabin crew personnel and flight engineers, Cranfield has remained relevant and embraced all advancements in the aviation industry over...

Chromebooks in your classroom

Chromebooks in your classroom

October 27, 2018 • Education, Gadgets and Gaming, Southern AfricaComments Off on Chromebooks in your classroom

How The Chromebook Allows Students To Become Content Creators Rather Than Content Consumers After allaying its critics, Chromebook has been labelled by educators as the essential classroom tool. In a recent study by Acer – European Schoolnet Educational...

How the Chromebook allows students to become content creators

How the Chromebook allows students to become content creators

October 26, 2018 • EducationComments Off on How the Chromebook allows students to become content creators

After allaying its critics, Chromebook has been labelled by educators as the essential classroom tool. In a recent study by Acer – European Schoolnet Educational Netbook Pilot of 2010, 74% of European based teachers who participated in the study...

Google donates KES 100 mln to train Kenyan farmers on digital skills

Google donates KES 100 mln to train Kenyan farmers on digital skills

October 21, 2018 • East Africa, Education, Industries, Online & SocialComments Off on Google donates KES 100 mln to train Kenyan farmers on digital skills

Google, in partnership with One Acre Fund, will train 100,000 Kenyan smallholder farmers in digital skills through a KES 100 million grant. Google Kenya Country Manager Charles Murito said the training skills program will help smallholder farmers digitize...