Monthly Archives: February 2014

Serious about Education, Technology, Economy… and Africa

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AFRICATECH_graphic (1)Africa will be the key player in the African Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector in the next five years. Virtually all African economies show promising year-on-year growth. This is attracting the attention of the international investor community who increasingly see Africa as “The last frontier” for attractive growth opportunities (McKinsey & Company).

To sustain this economic progress requires increased investment in physical and human capital to ensuring that future producers and consumers have the skills to compete. As Continue reading

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Education Drives Technology

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12The importance of inventiveness and creativity in promoting economic development is well recognized.  The sources of wealth are increasingly found in intellectual, as opposed to physical, capital.  For example, it is technical innovation, traditionally rewarded through the patent system that steers the evolution of the digital technologies and attracts investment.

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How to Make Your Vacation Last a Lifetime

Recently our very own Elley Ho was interviewed by Dr. Lorraine Haataia, a PhD,  freelance writer and health humorist.

You can read the interview below, or by visiting Dr Lorraine Haataia’s website here.

By doctorlorraine

Have you ever splurged on a vacation only to return home feeling remorse over how much money you spent? You try to convince yourself that it was worth it, but the hotel, restaurants or sites didn’t quite live up to your expectations. Or perhaps the weather wasn’t what you had hoped for. The time flew by and now all you have to show for it is a few tourist photos and a big credit card bill.

“I just returned from a once-in-a-lifetime vacation,” my friend told me. “I’ll never go there again. It was a tourist trap!” RD

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Technology in the Classroom Initiative

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The youth of Africa have many qualities and abilities that can be developed, that can lead to enormous economic opportunities. Unfortunately, in Africa opportunities for development are not endless.Despite our increasingly interconnected world, many people are still unable to access the benefits provided by technology. For example,

only 2% of Kenyans have access to broadband services today (Communications Commissions of Kenya). In many countries in Africa, even fewer are connected. Having worked with students, teachers, and partner communities in Africa for over 7 years, Asante Africa Foundation is working to deliver low-cost, high-quality broadband access to rural African communities through its Technology in the Classroom Initiative.

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Be Part of the New Africa

Invest in the Next Generation of Producers, Consumers and Change Agents

AFRICA_graphicBoundless potential exists in the people of Africa. The youth of Africa have many qualities and abilities that can be developed, that can lead to endless economic opportunities.Unfortunately, in Africa opportunities for development are not endless. At least not yet.

There is limitless talent, but more opportunities are still needed to develop it. Having worked on with students, teachers, and partner communities in Africa for over 7 years, Asante Africa Foundation is very familiar with Africa’s inherent talent, and through our Continue reading

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Building Girls’ Assets for a Better Future

Girls’ Club with Program Associate, Mary Kwena By Ashley Orton Global Program Director – Asante Africa Foundation Women and girls are indeed key to the development of a bright future for Africa, but education is critical to that potential. We at … Continue reading

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