The Mastercard Foundation - founded in 2006 by global financial services company, Mastercard - announced the launch of a new initiative set to begin in Ghana aims to enable three million young people to access 'dignified and fulfilling' work by 2030. Young Africa Works programmes aim to support entrepreneurs, small...
Tech services provider, ITEC and Oasis Uganda, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), announced that they are planning on working together to build an IT container classroom at the Oasis Academy. The academy is located in the Musoto Village in Eastern Uganda. ITEC hopes to set up a fully furnished IT classroom...
Huawei South Africa and the Department of Communications and Digital Technologies (DCDT) have announced plans to launch free online and on-site training in 5G and 4IR technologies, targeting 6000 learners, who are either postgraduate ICT students or practitioners. Huawei made the announcement at the joint DCDT annual Seeds for the...
Zimbabwe-based education access company, Educate announced that it has partnered with UK-based Fintech company, SympliFi. The partnership is said to enable Zimbabweans based in the United Kingdom to invest in the education of their loved ones back home. Educate aims to provide easily accessible and affordable financing solutions that will...
Back in February 2019, the Africa Blockchain Alliance (ABA) launched the Africa Blockchain Developer Programme in partnership with technology company, ConsenSys. The idea behind the programme was to give coders in Africa the opportunity to gain the skills they would need to become industry-ready blockchain developers. It also aimed to...
VMware has announced the expansion of the VMware IT Academy: Virtualize Africa programme in partnership with Strathmore University - @iLabAfrica Centre, Kenya. The aim is to empower the fast-growing, young African population to enter the digital workforce with confidence and expertise, helping to address the skills gap and supporting innovation...
In Ghana, close to 700 teachers completed digital skills training in August as part of the country's preparations for SAP Africa Code Week, which aims to introduce 1.5 million young Africans to digital and coding skills in 2019.  Claire Gillissen-Duval, Africa Code Week Global Lead, says, “the great strides Ghana...
On 15 August 2019, Google South Africa launched the CS First program which according to Google was created by educators aims to teach South African learners the fundamentals of computer science. This program will strive to educate over 30,000 South African learners across the 9 provinces in the period...
As the use of technology has peaked over the years, it has had an impact on many sectors including the education sector. In recent times, it has been noted that children learn and assimilate more information when their sensory experiences are stimulated. This means that children tend to retain...
Over 2000 Samsung Galaxy A30 devices were handed over to school headmasters across the Gauteng province on Tuesday, 13 August 2019. The devices support the administrative processes underpinning e-platforms and will become a focal point of communication between principals, districts and the department of education head office. The Gauteng MEC...
On Thursday, 8 August 2019, Kwazi Mshengu, KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Education, officially opened the Siqongweni High School high-tech computer centre. The provisions, donated by Aberdare Cables, was announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa during his visit to the school in January this year. MEC Mshengu says, “as the modern world becomes...
On Tuesday, 16 July 2019, Space in Africa — news, data, and market analyst for the African space industry — announced that it has completed its seed funding round.  While the exact figures were not disclosed, the funds raised are being used to hire additional reporters and analysts to expand...
Business coach and trainer, TriciaBiz launched an online business school on Saturday, 13 July 2019, in Nigeria. The new online school, Business Lab Africa, aims to help entrepreneurs in Africa succeed in business, it’s subscription-based and is geared towards providing quality content at a price MSMEs can afford. According to...
Explore Data Science Academy (EDSA), an African data science academy, has increased the number of sponsored learnerships to 500 in 2020. This new change will represent a five-fold increase since the Academy launched in January 2018. Applications opened on 8 July 2019 for the 12 month Seta Accredited Data...
Panyaza Lesufi, MEC of Education and Youth Development in Gauteng, recently mentioned that learners should receive multiple certificates by the time they graduate from high school. The MEC further explained that with the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) looming, education in technology should be the highest topic on the agenda...
Meganne Lorraine Ceday Boho from Côte D'Ivoire has been granted the Diana Award, the highest accolade a young person can receive for humanitarian efforts or social action. The Diana Award celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2019. The Award was established in memory of the late Diana, Princess of Wales....
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