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Archive for November 2017

Winning Gold At The Skills Olympics

In a world where youth unemployment continues to rise it has never been more important to help people get technical and vocational training. And that’s where the impressive Worldskills organisation comes in. I was delighted to be invited by Worldskills to take part in their Skills Olympics competition in Abu Dhabi where I saw more…

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The Future of Africa is in Good Hands

The fall of Robert Mugabe has put African leadership in the spotlight. Questions have been asked again about why this old generation of Leaders like Mugabe have failed their people repeatedly. One person trying to change that is Fred Swaniker, the Ghanaian entrepreneur, who’s created the African Leadership Network which aims to develop three million…

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Zareen Enters The Ivory Towers Of Cambridge

Last year I attended a mentoring evening at an inner city London academy school at Elephant and Castle where I was introduced to a talented young woman who was a slam poet. Her name is Zareen Roy-Macauley and I was so impressed with her that I offered her an internship at my company – Peter…

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Zimbabwe’s Got Talent

In the wake of Robert Mugabe’s fall from power in Zimbabwe it’s only right to end this Newsletter with some encouraging news of some of the millions of Zimbabweans living in exile around the world. Isabel Dilwayo works with the African Diaspora Hope organisation in Johannesburg -ADHOPE for short- which provides support and opportunities for…

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