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Miss SA Shudufhadzo Musida wants her new book to assist youngsters struggling with their mental healths

Independent online (SA) 31 Jul 2021
Johannesburg - When Shudufhadzo Musida was crowned Miss South Africa last year, she was determined to use her reign to assist those struggling with various mental health ailments ... “It is grounded in South Africa so it is relatable to our children, so I hope that children will be able to see themselves reflected in the book.”.
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The pandemic is an unprecedented test of leadership

Mail Guardian South Africa 30 Jul 2021
In Africa, there’s never been a better time to be alive ... The Covid-19 pandemic is having a profound impact, forcing much of Africa into recession ... So how does Africa turn this crisis into a springboard for change? For me, creating opportunities for children and young people to prosper must be at the centre of the response.
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For South Sudan mothers, COVID-19 shook a fragile foundation

The Los Angeles Times 30 Jul 2021
She goes to bed hungry in hopes her children won’t have to work or beg like many others in South Sudan, a country only a decade old and already ripped apart by civil war ... Beda, now 27, delivered her youngest children, twin girls, just weeks before coronavirus arrived in Africa ... So, with the help of her children, Beda now hauls water herself.
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Govt sets aside 23% of budget for education

Graphic 30 Jul 2021
... give 175 million children from developing countries the opportunity to study ... He added that education was a development tool for the children of the continent to use to achieve the agenda, emphasising that Africa’s greatest asset was the human capital that needed to be harnessed.
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Education Programme Launched to Support Children in Refugee and Host Communities In Uganda

Reliefweb 30 Jul 2021
As children in Uganda remain out of school, the Uganda Education Consortium, the European Union Humanitarian Aid and the Government of Uganda, are working together to implement the Education Response Plan for refugees and host communities, and support equitable access to education in refugee and host communities.
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Five things you need to know this week about global education (July 30, 2021)

Reliefweb 30 Jul 2021
Theirworld's vital role in helping refugee children into schools in Greece has been recognised - and we spotlight the primary school teacher who has become a president. Theirworld plan for refugee children is praised ... In Eastern and Southern Africa, 40% of children aged five to 18 are currently out of school, according to UNICEF estimates.
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Kenya launches guidelines to boost management of sickle cell disease

China.dot.org 30 Jul 2021
The Kenyan government plans to open sickle cell clinics in hospitals and health centers across the country ... Out of the 240,000 children that are born with sickle cell in Africa annually, 6,000 are found in Kenya amid threat to their physical and cognitive development. Enditem .
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COVID-19 widens routine immunization gaps in Africa

Reliefweb 29 Jul 2021
Overall, Africa still accounts for the highest percentage of ‘zero dose’ children (those who have not received DTP -1) in the world ... In Africa, 1.7 million children did not receive their third dose of the DTP containing vaccine in 2020.
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Zuma children call for his unconditional release

Mail Guardian South Africa 29 Jul 2021
Former president Jacob Zuma’s children have called for his unconditional release from prison, insisting that their father respected the laws of the country ...People must stand up and defend all of us,” the Zuma children wrote ... South Africa’s constitution is a magnificent document of which Jacob Zuma as a pan-Africanist was proud, his children said.
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Child Fund International appoints new regional director for Africa

The Point 29 Jul 2021
Every year, over 6.2 million people, including children, youth and caregivers benefit from ChildFund International’s programs in Africa ... “As we focus on post-COVID-19 socio-economic recovery efforts, there are a number of critical priorities that we will address in order to support vulnerable families, especially children, across Africa.
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UNICEF Calls for World's Schools to Reopen

Voa News 29 Jul 2021
The UN children’s fund is calling for an end to COVID-19 school closures which, it says, are harmful for children’s well-being and future prospects ... And recent estimates show 40 percent of all school-aged children across eastern and southern Africa currently are not in school.
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UNICEF Calls for World’s Schools to Reopen

The Wire 29 Jul 2021
The UN children’s fund is calling for an end to COVID-19 school closures which, it says, are harmful for children’s well-being and future prospects ... And recent estimates show 40 percent of all school-aged children across eastern and southern Africa currently are not in school.
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Joint Report Into HIV Prevention and Treatment in Children Finds ‘Stark Inequalities’ and Requires ‘Urgent ...

OWP 29 Jul 2021
A recent report into children’s HIV rates, prevention, and treatment in 2020 has concluded that targets set for the year were not met, halting advances made in treating and preventing the disease ... The most significant region affected by HIV is Africa, with two-thirds of all cases worldwide occurring in the WHO Africa region.
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Consultancy_Mapping Value Add to Education in East Africa

Reliefweb 29 Jul 2021
... in Africa and Asia. AKF was established by His Highness the Aga Khan in Switzerland in 1967 and began working in East Africa in 1974 ... Each of these agencies has separate mandates to improve the delivery of education and improve learning outcomes for children in East Africa.
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Global Education Summit: Team Europe pledges leading contribution of €1.7 billion to the Global Partnership for Education

Reliefweb 29 Jul 2021
Their interventions highlighted the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on children's education worldwide, and the determination of the EU and its Member States to act ... Investing in well-trained and motivated teachers that can equip children with the right mix of skills needed in the 21st century ... Most funding is allocated to Sub-Saharan Africa.

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