Kick4Life – Speak Out Lesotho!

Originally posted by Kick4Life on December 3, 2012. Every year, from November 25 to December 10, governments, NGOs and individuals worldwide take part in the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence – an international campaign which aims to raise awareness of the issue of gender-based violence. In Lesotho, sexual violence against women and girls is aContinue reading “Kick4Life – Speak Out Lesotho!”

The Youth Will Decide

Africa’s ‘Demographic Dividend’: The Youth Will Decide Africa is said to be reaching a demographic Goldilocks moment. Could this youth bulge lead to an African Spring? By Robert Bates originally posted in ThinkAfricaPress Africa’s age structure is said to be reaching its ‘Goldilocks moment’ where things are ‘just right’. Falling birth and mortality rates mean there are more peopleContinue reading “The Youth Will Decide”

An Arts Residency for Grammar School Children

For over 17 years, Grammy Award winner Bunny Hull (songwriter of Patti LaBelle’s classic “New Attitude,” among others) has been conducting music and writing workshops for children. Through her experiences, Bunny developed a highly acclaimed children’s book series called Young Masters Little Wisdom, and eventually mounted a one-time only performance piece called “Secrets of the Heart”Continue reading “An Arts Residency for Grammar School Children”

Do Schools Kill Creativity?

This is a re-post from Huffington Post by Sir Ken Robinson. I’ve spoken twice at TED. The first time was in 2006. TED was a very different event then. It was a private conference for about 1,200 people. After the event, the talks were packaged in a box set of DVDs and sent just toContinue reading “Do Schools Kill Creativity?”