International Day of the African Child 2014

On June 16th every year, the African Union and its Partners celebrate the Day of the African Child (DAC), in commemoration of the 1976 protests by school children in Soweto, South Africa. In 1991, the African Union Assembly passed a resolution designating June 16th as a Day for the celebration of the African child. The DAC presents an opportunity for all Stake-holders on children’s rights, including government, non-governmental and international entities, to reflect on issues affecting children in the region.

The Global Business Coalition for Education – a business-led coalition committed to global education – recently sat down with Sanna Eskelinen, Social Investments, Microsoft Mobile Devices. They discussed the successes and challenges in partnership building for education as well as how mobile devices can improve content delivery and data management.  Mobile phones – now almost ubiquitous amongst secondary school pupils – provide new and exciting opportunities to support and develop learning and teaching

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