Why funding alone can’t shake up Kenya’s school transition rate

Ten years ago Kenya abolished tuition fees for children attending its secondary day schools. The aim was to get more children to transition into secondary school, particularly those from low income households. Day schools, unlike boarding schools, don’t provide accommodation for learners. Instead, learners come to school in the morning and

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How Rwandese school girls are leading the fight against sexism

Since the 1994 genocide against Tutsi, Rwanda has made considerable progress towards gender equality, now ranking fifth in the world on the Global Gender Gap Index. It pursued sociopolitical reforms that favor disadvantaged groups. For example, constitutional reforms now mean women and people with disabilities are guaranteed membership in the national

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WATCH:Michelle Obama addresses the role of men in gender equality

Former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama attended The United State of Women Summit 2018 in Los Angeles. In a 40-minute interview with "Black-ish" actress Tracee Ellis Ross, Mrs. Obama spoke the long road to equality for women and the efforts men in society can make to ensure

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Why hip-hop needs to be taken more seriously in academic circles

Jazz’s current generation of stars grew up in these genre-fluid times with hip-hop. Concurrently, a significant number of hip-hop artists have been integrating jazz into their music. As American saxophonist Kamasi Washington puts it: We’ve grown up alongside rappers and DJs, we’ve heard this music all our life. We are as

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