Recently, our early childhood education program, Little Ripples, was selected by Promising Practices in Refugee Education as one of twenty innovative, efficient, and quality education programs for refugee children globally. Launched in March 2017, the Promising Practices in Refugee Education initiative set out to identify, document, and promote innovative ways to efficiently reach refugee children and young people with quality education opportunities.
Globalization has created a world in which multinational companies compete against each other in a range of cultural and linguistic environments. Finding workers capable of participating in the new global economy, though, has proven challenging. According to a report by the International Commission on Financing Global Economic Opportunity, 40 percent of employers worldwide have reported having trouble finding qualified candidates.
The opening of the first major museum in Africa dedicated to contemporary African art, the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz Mocaa), named after its founder, German Kenya-based entrepreneur Jochen Zeitz, has been an exciting and long-awaited event.
Sub-Sahara Africa (SSA) has the highest number of adolescents and young adults in the world. Unfortunately, SSA is also the home of the worst adolescent/youth health portraits. However, embracing medical education could improve things. It is the work of medical educators and public health stake holders to improve healthcare in this developing region.
However, it is important to note that it is in the 21st century that there have been major developments including increases in the number of medical schools, better curricula, learning equipment and facilities, improved working conditions for health workers and teaching methods. Despite the wide range of languages, corruption, inaccessibility to m-health, lack of resources and famine and civil unrest in some of the countries, medical education remains promising in the region.
Nonprofits involved in areas that address basic needs like education or health often expect that if a project or intervention is successful, government will ultimately adopt and manage it for the longer haul. For a project to reach its potential scale and sustain impact over time, many view this as the most realistic end game. Conventional wisdom holds that governments want fully formed, tested versions of programs or interventions so that it can easily scale them up.
Rwanda is a small country in Eastern Africa, near but not a part of the Horn of Africa. In the 1990s it suffered from the effects of a civil war involving genocide, but like many countries following a war, it has holistically made attempts to recover.