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Posts by Peter Burdin

Getting Ready For Blast Off!

Our young women’s satellite launch programme is back in business. Thanks to new funding the launch pad for the satellite launch is now scheduled for October this year. The young women from the Cape Flats are currently building the payload for the satellite and will be conducting a series of science experiments as the satellite…

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Tech Executive Eunice Salutes Africa’s Top Women

“Founding Women” by Eunice Baguma Ball is an inspiring read featuring twenty African women entrepreneurs who have fulfilled their dreams of running their own businesses. The book relates their stories and how they dealt with the setbacks and challenges they had to overcome to achieve success. It is stuffed full of lessons and encouragement for…

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Reporting Africa Symposium

The University of Central Lancashire and its African partner universities are presenting a Journalism Symposium for media leaders and student journalists in Nairobi on June 27th. Themes will include Digital Journalism, story-telling and how we can collectively rewrite the African editorial narrative and learn from each other to create a new journalism for a new…

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Mount Kenya Is On The Move

Three students from Mount Kenya University have won a prize to visit BBC Headquarters in London after beating off stiff competition from twenty-two other university journalism schools in TV’s Top Story show. The three had braved weeks of various journalism challenges which culminated in a Grand Final at the Museum of Nariobi. Their winning story…

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Humanity & Inclusion

More than one hundred guests and supporters crowded into The Speaker’s Room at the House of Commons this month to hear the new UK International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt salute the work of Handicap International as it celebrates it’s new beginnings with a new name. HI became Humanity & Inclusion on January 24th to better reflect…

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Switching On Power

There have been many attempts to predict that this 21st Century will be the African Century. The African Renaissance, The Africa Rising narrative and The African Union’s 2063 Vision have all been predictors of a bright future but for all that there are some major stumbling blocks to overcome on the continent’s road to that…

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The Bright Sparks Who Are Transforming Nearly half-a-Million Young Lives

Students from the UK’s Warwick University have had another great year teaching Maths in African township schools. They taught 96,626 young people last year. This means that Warwick students have taught almost half-a-million children since the annual Warwick In Africa programme began in 2006. Warwick now wants to smash that half million mark next year…

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Student Profile: Blessing Kieh

It enables children like Blessing Kieh to dream of a great future. She is a 13-year-old girl in the 5th grade. Before she cme to the Academy Blessing was living with her father and fourteen siblings in a three-room house. Student Profile: Blessing Kieh Blessing was performing well in school, but she also yearned to…

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