The Nepad Business Foundation and the Centre for Creative Leadership have launched a new initiative called 1 Million African Leaders Connect, with the aim of transforming upcoming African leadership.
• Driving a new vision for Africa
Youth-led development agency Zayrah has taken the initiative in transforming young disadvantaged South Africans into educated, active citizens, through a programme of community service and educational upliftment.
• Education rights affirmed
The Human Rights Commission has drawn up a basic education charter to define norms and standards, and track the government’s progress in delivering this right. South Africa is now one of just three countries to have such a document.
• New uniforms for needy pupils
Dance talent is sought and nurtured in Gauteng's disadvantaged townships by South African Mzansi Ballet. Young, poor dancers are introduced to the joy of classical ballet and exposed to a potential career in the performing arts.
• ‘I only ever wanted to dance’
With Film + School, children from under-resourced schools are exposed to the art of storytelling through film. From the films, experts and their own exploration, they learn about genre and structure, including fiction, documentary and animated film.
• Education at the movies