YALI Voices Podcast: Education shouldn’t only be for those who can afford it.

Editor’s Note: Since the recording of this podcast, interviewee Emmanuel Osei changed his name to Manasseh Gowk. He is referred to as Emmanuel Osei during the podcast and Manasseh Gowk in the blog. He was born in war-torn Liberia and had to flee with his mother and siblings to Ghana,...

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My #YALILearns — Training Entrepreneurs and Leaders in Rwanda

By Jean Bosco Nzeyimana, 2015 Mandela Washington Fellow With glittering faces, thirsty for knowledge and filled with diverse expectations, over 50 young people from all corners of Rwanda came to attend a #YALILearns training event that YALI Rwanda fellows hosted in Huye, Rwanda. When Ange (another Mandela Washington Fellow) and...

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Education is power, says top U.S. diplomat for Africa

Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the State Department’s assistant secretary of state for African affairs, has a request to YALI Network members that fits well with the current #YALILearns campaign: take the time to educate your peers. “There is nothing more powerful than education, and you can help,” she told a group of...

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Everyone Thrives When Women and Girls Learn

Advancing women’s rights in Africa and throughout the world begins with giving girls access to education. In the last decade, remarkable advances have been made in sub-Saharan Africa in girls’ enrollment in primary education. But in the majority of sub-Saharan African countries, fewer than 1 in 10 girls graduates from...

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