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From farmers to businesswomen: eLearning promotes economic empowerment
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From farmers to businesswomen: eLearning promotes economic empowerment

Women selling fruit, handicrafts, milk or eggs all have one thing in common: the main problem they have faced up until now is that they have had no way to access markets beyond the one down the road from their farm or home… until now.  

‘We had to get creative’: Digi-tales from Africa’s resourceful librarians
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‘We had to get creative’: Digi-tales from Africa’s resourceful librarians

Andrew Carnegie once said, “A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert.” Today, libraries are just as important as they were in Carnegie’s time, serving as ‘e-hubs,’ where citizens can access scholarly research from around the world.

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.

Open educational resources: taking charge of technology
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Open educational resources: taking charge of technology

“The opposite of ‘open’ isn’t closed. The opposite of open is broken.” This quote, by the open-access advocate John Wilbanks, isn’t just applicable to the realm of data – it’s relevant to education, too.

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 […]

Re-inventing higher education: online, tuition-free and accredited
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Re-inventing higher education: online, tuition-free and accredited

After reaching its long-term goal of gaining accreditation in 2014, the University of the People (UoPeople), the world’s first tuition-free, non-profit, accredited online university, is setting its sights on Africa.

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.