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NUL staff using THUTO -- An Interactive Online Platform for Staff and Students
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Lesotho educators strive for digital equality

When it comes to keeping up with your neighbours, ICT development is often where many African nations lag behind. And as the digital gap widens, more economic opportunities are likely to slip through the gaps. Surrounded by South Africa, one of the continent’s most advanced digital landscapes, educator’s in Lesotho are taking it upon themselves to try to keep pace.

Can you help Africa tear down its walls?
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Can you help Africa tear down its walls?

Discussions about Africa’s challenges appear to be never-ending. But amongst the common perceptions of Africa, often the fact that charismatic leaders like Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu and Wangari Maathai drew their power from the environment they lived in, found support in their communities regionally and eventually received international recognition, is ignored.

Sharing solutions: How eLearning can tackle health worker shortages
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Sharing solutions: How eLearning can tackle health worker shortages

The Ebola crisis in West Africa exposed the overwhelming need for trained healthcare professionals. But as many educational institutions are already stretched to their capacities, more and more eLearning modules are being developed to train much-needed nurses, midwives and other health workers outside the classroom.

Live and learn: classrooms explore Ethiopia’s utopia
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Live and learn: classrooms explore Ethiopia’s utopia

His wife left him, his family disowned him and he was labelled mentally ill all for trying to create a new way of life, but Ethiopian farmer Zumra Nuru has since proven that his ideas for equality and justice were the key to reducing poverty and increasing development. Starting from scratch in 1972, Nuru has created a democratic, sustainable community, where women and men […]

Tonee Ndungu
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Kenya’s local solution to a global education problem

With a bit of “luck, good timing and hard work,” Kenyan entrepreneur Tonee Ndungu has been attracting attention both locally and abroad for his innovative solution that makes educational content affordable and accessible to middle and low income families. 

‘Inspirational’ Malawian teacher shortlisted for Global Teacher Prize
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‘Inspirational’ Malawian teacher shortlisted for Global Teacher Prize

Andrews Nchessie is a teacher at both Kasungu Demonstration School, and Kasungu Teacher Training College in Malawi. Beyond that, he is a pioneer within the Malawian educational system, developing new and improved ways for young Malawian children to learn, and also for Malawian teachers to improve how they teach their young students. 

Farmer in Bochessa, Ethiopia: Image by Ryan Kilpatrick
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Creating opportunities for two million Ethiopian farmers

When Dr Mitslal Kifleyesus-Matschie returned to her country Ethiopia in 2007, she went with the aim to contribute to poverty eradication in rural areas by creating a company that allowed farmers to enter the 21st century market.