During a company livestream, Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, with MTN SA CEO, Godfrey Motsa today announced the launch of the MTN Online School, a free online portal that provides a comprehensive digital curriculum for grades R-12 and additional features like video lessons, assessments and extra-tuition lessons for...
South African edutech startup FoondaMate, that offers a chat-based, AI-powered studying platform has announced that it has raised $2-million during a round of seed funding. 'FoondaMate' takes its name from the isiZulu word for study (funda) and the English slang for friend. The round was led by LocalGlobe and joined by...
Ahead of World Refugee Day (June 20), Vodafone Foundation and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), have expanded their Instant Network Schools (INS) programme – which supports over 94,000 refugee students and communities in four African countries – into Mozambique. Two new INS, in the Maratane Refugee Settlement and the city...
Oracle on Thursday announced that the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, in Kenya has finalised a workforce development program for young refugees in Kenya, in collaboration with Oracle University. The UNHCR delivers professional learning courses on Oracle Cloud technologies to refugees with a core background in information technology. The participants also...
Uber has offered 1 million rides to teachers around the world to and from vaccination appointments to support the reopening of schools and to protect teachers and their communities. As a member of the Global Education Coalition, Uber worked with UNESCO and its partners during the first wave of COVID-19 to...
Vodacom has announced that it is planning to run another edition of the #CodeLikeAGirl programme before the end of this year as it attempts to cater for the huge demand of girls and young women who subscribed for the first iteration of the programme. "The Vodacom #CodeLikeAGirl initiative is growing...
One of the leading global edtech companies Snapplify has launched its Teacha! brand in East Africa, making thousands of teaching resources immediately available to teachers. Using the Teacha! resource marketplace, teachers can buy and sell their teaching resources online. "There is a great need for CBC resources in Kenya at the moment and...
The South African government has fast-tracked the vaccine rollout for teachers and staff at schools across the country. Educators and staff of schools will begin receiving their COVID-19 jabs on Wednesday 23 June in a two-week push project aiming to administer 582,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J)...
Education is one of the most important aspects of the overall economic, cultural, social and technical development of a country. Unfortunately, the educational opportunities for the underprivileged are often repressed and are of low quality. Years of isolation and marginalization of these communities in the past has led them to...
Despite the unprecedented challenges for our society and the economy globally caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, UNICAF was able to produce excellent results that are a testament to the underlying strength of UNICAF’s delivery model and innovative programmes. Through the Unicaf Scholarship Programme, thousands of students were able to...
Google has announced the launch of the 'Global Initiative for Excellence in Journalism Education' to enhance journalists’ training across Africa. The announcement was made during the inaugural Google News Initiative (GNI) for Africa virtual event that started on Monday 25 October 2021 and will end on Friday 29th October 2021. The...
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