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

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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To host a #YALILearns event, you don’t need to be an expert!

For the past two weeks, the YALI Network has called on members to join its #YALILearns initiative as a way of giving back to the community. If you’re interested, first take an online course. You can choose among topics ranging from business and entrepreneurship to climate change to civic leadership....

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A Step By Step Planning Guide On Hosting a #YALILearns Event

By Chukwuma Ephraim Okenwa As a YALI Network member you have probably taken at least one YALI Network Online Course and earned a certificate and are perhaps contemplating organizing a #YALILearns event to share what you learned with your sphere of contact. However, the challenge might be on how to...

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Five Ways to Keep Girls in School

Educating girls is important. The U.S. Agency for International Development says children born to educated mothers are twice as likely to survive past age 5. In the last decade, there’s been a remarkable increase in the number of girls in developing countries attending primary school. But there’s also been a...

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