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Who would have imagined South Africa and Rwanda 20 years on?

 

 

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Charcoal Children

Kristine write about children in Lusaka who play in and around charcoal everyday.

 

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In Kenya the power of information depends on – power

While millions followed the unfolding events at Nairobi’s Westgate Mall, Kristine tells the story of Kenyans who knew nothing about the attacks.

 

 

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Guest blogs
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Lifeplayer debuts in Bulenga, Uganda

Sarah Baird writes about how versatile the Lifeplayer can be to a community in Uganda.



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Haile’s story: What the Learn English Radio Project means to teachers?

The British Council in Ethiopia introduces us to Haile Berhe, an experienced English teacher who is now using our Lifeplayer.

 

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Video didn’t kill the radio star: Thoughts from an Irishman in Rwanda

Frank Reidy, a radio journalist and former Irish Army Major, writes about his experiences with radio in sub-Saharan Africa, from the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide to radio soaps.



Energy 
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Why Kenya’s school laptops program is not the answer.

In an exclusive for ONE, Phil Goodwin questions the Kenyan governments rollout of 1.2 million laptops in a country where 75 percent of the population lack reliable access to electricity.

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Energy access – a costly barrier to growth in Africa. 

Read all about Africa unplugged in Phil Goodwin’s well-received blog for The Energy Collective.

 

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The hidden affects of energy poverty on students.

Insightful and misunderstood aspects of energy poverty for children.

 

 

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Energy – The Oxygen of Africa’s Growth and Development.

Read Kristine Pearson’s blog about the necessity of energy for development across Africa.

 

Education

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A teacher who provides more than just an education.

Kristine Pearson writes about an inspirational radio school teacher in Zambia

 

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A Classroom in a Microchip.

Here in Zambia, this MP3 device is more than a portable entertainment center; it is a lesson, an entire classroom, a future for a child.

 

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eLearning in Africa is more than the Internet.

Writing from the eLearning Africa conference and exhibition in Windhoek, Phil Goodwin discusses the practical limitations of ‘sexier’ technologies.


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What Would We Do Without Teachers?

Laura Ruggles discovers the importance of properly trained teachers.

 

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The Tale of the Trees.

An engaging blog on trees and deforestation in Zambia from our Santa Clara intern Jack Bird.

 

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Similar issues for urban and rural schools.

American University of Paris intern Kathleen Buchholz writes about the similar energy problems facing urban and rural schools in Zambia.

 

 

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