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Wazup? How digital technologies are transforming the lives of young Africans
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Wazup? How digital technologies are transforming the lives of young Africans

How do young Africans use social networks, chat forums and mobile phones? eLearning Africa 2011 will bring together a group of young African people, including twenty Tanzanians, to discuss the impact of ICTs on their lives. The session will be run entirely by young African people, while the ‘clueless’ older generation – those over 24 – will have observer status.

ECOWAS to sponsor eLearning Africa participation
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ECOWAS to sponsor eLearning Africa participation

One of the most significant challenges facing education in West Africa is the region’s young, dynamic and fast growing population: Almost 70 percent of the estimated 230 million people in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) are under the age of 35. The region is also saddled with a large proportion of disadvantaged or marginalised people in remote and/or deprived communities, including […]

‘Aide et Action’ backs African participation at eLearning Africa 2011
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‘Aide et Action’ backs African participation at eLearning Africa 2011

The Aide et Action association helps groups, organisations and governments around the world to provide access to quality education for all. The programmes are adapted to the needs of each country in which the association is active. The association is at work in 24 countries around the world. In Africa in 2010, more than 30 projects in 12 countries were implemented. This year, Aide […]

How eLearning Africa helped a school in the Copperbelt
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How eLearning Africa helped a school in the Copperbelt

Thanks to a meeting between a Franciscan missionary sister and two British educationalists at the eLearning Africa conference, a Zambian school has opened its first home economics classroom. At a 2010 Lusaka conference workshop, Sister Clara Mukuka Mulenga discussed problems at St Theresa’s Basic School in Luanshya with David Lumsdon of the Oxfordshire IT firm RM Education and his friend Ian Painter. She was […]

View from Mt. Meru in Tanzania, picture taken by Ragnvald Larsen
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Antelope Safaris to sponsor EAST Challenge

This year, the members of the Mt. Meru EAST Challenge team will be lucky enough to benefit from the services of one of Tanzania’s premier tour operators. Antelope Safaris, has pledged to sponsor the Mt. Meru EAST Challenge – a charity climb in which some truly dedicated people will climb Tanzania’s second highest mountain to raise money for the eLearning Africa Scholarship Trust (EAST).

Inside the studio during a farming programm at Radio Boma-Hai, Arusha, Tanzania c Farm Radio International
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eLearning for the airwaves – skills for agricultural broadcasting

  Small-scale farmers account for the majority of the working population in many sub-Saharan countries. In order to increase productivity and improve their lives, these farmers need practical information about low-cost farming methods.  The sector also urgently needs more young people, with many turning their backs on this type of work.

NATO training chief at eLearning Africa
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NATO training chief at eLearning Africa

Lieutenant General Karlheinz Viereck, who is responsible for Joint Force Training at NATO, will be a keynote speaker at eLA 2011. NATO is the world’s biggest military alliance, and its member states spend billions of dollars every year on training, as well as on research and development in the fields of information technology and education. Lt Gen Viereck, who was once nicknamed “the laptop […]