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Game Changers: Forum for African Women Educationalists

July 21, 2014

We have made girl’s education part of our mission not only because education is their right but because it is clear by now that gender equality and the reduction of the gap between boys and girls in schools leads to sustainable development. This week's game changer, the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) has played an important role in promoting the education of girls in Sub-Saharan Africa. An organization founded by women, intended to empower sub-Saharan communities, FAWE is one of the most influential game changers in education in the region. Founded in 1992 by five African women ministers of education, the organization has since been advocating for change in Africa and working tirelessly to reduce the gender gap in education.FAWE consists of 33 national... Continue Reading →

Cotonou Nights: 7 Books to Read Before Heading to Sub-Saharan Africa

July 07, 2014

Contrary to what much of mainstream media has led us to believe, Africa is not one homogeneous landmass. If you are planning to travel to Sub-Saharan Africa or would like to take a journey without leaving home, we hope you get a chance to read at least a few of these books to discover some of its nooks and crannies. This is not a complete list, but these books can help serve as a introduction to different aspects of Sub-Saharan Africa.  1. A Long Walk to Freedom – Nelson Mandela. The moving autobiography of one of the world's greatest leaders. 2. The Famished Road – Ben Okri. This West African author has developed an engaging story about a young boy in an... Continue Reading →


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