Teaching children in a language they don't speak at home hampers their progress: by grade 6, less than 1% of kids learning in a second language cope with school, with many struggling with the basics of reading. At the Shine Centre, a small yet determined group of volunteers is finding a way out of the gloom.
University of the People founder Shai Reshef is heading to South Africa with 100 scholarships for accomplished high school students. Extending the institution's footprint into Africa, he believes that education will ensure the continent's success.
A South Africa developed business skills game is garnering local and international acclaim as its hands-on approach successfully strengthens entrepreneurship skills to build thriving economies. BEST is licensed worldwide and has been translated into several languages.
Miss Earth South Africa executive director Catherine Constantinides and Generation Earth founder Ella Bella recently led a Skype call with former US vice president and environment advocate Al Gore to raise awareness of how climate change and carbon emissions may affect Africans.