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Mapping the future with Africa’s first drone academy

Mapping the future with Africa’s first drone academy The African Drone and Data academy, is the first in Africa which opened last month in Malawi. Zingwe is one of 16 Malawians and 10 nationals from Uganda, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Botswana, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia and the Democratic Republic of Congo to be enrolled. UNICEF Malawi and the […]

Benefits of Volunteering

Benefits of Volunteering

Why Arts are Important?

Why are Arts Important? From a very young age, the first thing a child will scribble is a sketch that sometimes looks like abstract art. Very early on, pencils, modelling clay and music boxes invade the bedrooms of young children, forcing parents to hang the most beautiful works of art of their sweetheart on their [...]

‘Ghana is the future of Africa’: Why Google built an AI lab in Accra

‘Ghana is the future of Africa’: Why Google built an AI lab in Accra “Ghana has also become a melting pot for education in the sub-region over the years because of the relative stability of the country and the high standards of its institutions, such as the highly-regarded Ashesi University.The foundations of Ghanaian education are about […]

Inequality in the Distribution of Wealth

Inequality in the Distribution of Wealth Income inequality is out of control —the world’s billionaires have more wealth than 4.6 billion people, according to a new report released by Oxfam ahead of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. At the same time, nearly half the world is struggling to survive on $5.50 a day. The growing […]

The way we think about charity is dead wrong | Dan Pallotta

The way we think about charity is dead wrong | Dan Pallotta The TED website writes: “Activist and fundraiser Dan Pallotta calls out the double standard that drives our broken relationship to charities. Too many nonprofits, he says, are rewarded for how little they spend — not for what they get done. Instead of equating […]

The Grandmas Leading Africa’s Solar Revolution

The Grandmas Leading Africa’s Solar Revolution Not having access to electricity, life in Ambakivao, Madagascar was dark. A group of grandmothers decided to change that, bringing light to their community by becoming the village’s first solar engineers. By swapping petroleum lamps for solar panels, they have successfully brought electricity to more than 200 families in […]