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‘Techno Girl’ programme tackles skills shortage
‘Techno Girl’ programme tackles skills shortage
An innovative public-private partnership, seeking to reverse the growing skills shortage in science, technology, engineering and mathematics in South Africa, is encouraging girls to pursue careers in these fields by giving them first-hand, real-world experience.

 

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Young pupil’s plea for children’s education
Young pupil’s plea for children’s education
International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell joined African leaders on Sunday to hear a young girl’s plea to deliver education for 72 million children worldwide Read More >
UNICEF, Mandela Foundation and Hamburg Society consolidate ‘Schools for Africa’
UNICEF, Mandela Foundation and Hamburg Society consolidate ‘Schools for Africa’
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 16 May 2008 – UNICEF, the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Hamburg Society today signed a memorandum of understanding at the foundation’s headquarters in Johannesburg to consolidate their partnership promoting the six-nation ‘Schools for Africa’ campaign. Read More >
Barclays teams up with UNICEF South Africa to strengthen Girls
Barclays teams up with UNICEF South Africa to strengthen Girls' Ed and HIV Prevention
SOUTH AFRICA, 8 August 2006 - “I am convinced that GEM (Girls Education Movement) is empowering girls to face difficult life challenges. If only one child is changed it would still be a success, but from what I’ve seen today, this programme is changing many children’s lives.” Read More >
Harm children no more: Why Africa must rediscover Soweto
Harm children no more: Why Africa must rediscover Soweto
SOWETO, South Africa, 15 June 2006 – I was born and raised in Soweto. My mother still lives here, a place whose heart and soul courses through my veins. Once the Soweto bug catches you, it never leaves. Read More >
UNICEF South Africa’s “Techno Girls” mentorship programme enters growth phase
UNICEF South Africa’s “Techno Girls” mentorship programme enters growth phase
PRETORIA, South Africa, 10 February 2006 - For 16-year old Zoliswa Yoyo from Ndyebo Senior Secondary School in rural Motherwell district of the Eastern Cape, the fast-paced, complex work environment of a motor car assembly company starkly contrasts with the tranquil, scenic setting of her village.  Read More >
South Africa: ‘GEM and bread’ help nourish communities
South Africa: ‘GEM and bread’ help nourish communities
GA THOKA, Limpopo Province, South Africa – There is no light or electricity in this grey, dusty village. Basic services such as water and sanitation are inaccessible for many families, and health facilities are nearly non-existent. Resettled on land that was claimed by the government in an attempt to redress the legacies of apartheid, the community of Ga Thoka has few resources to help it forge a brighter future for its children. Read More >

 

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