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10 Great Picture Books to Learn about Africa

When my kids studied Ghana in 2nd grade, one frustration for their teachers was that the kids had impression of Ghana as a rural environment. They didn’t really get to experience or understand that Ghana also has cities. I wasn’t able to find enough books on Ghana to make a book list, so I’ve included picture books set in The Gambia, Mauritania, …

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Google built an AI lab in Accra because ‘Ghana is the future of Africa’

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Accra, Ghana (CNN) — “Google is just a giant scientific research company that happens to make money,” this was my first impression when I visited their offices in Mountain View for the first time. I was not wrong, a lot of what Google does is to push the boundaries of human knowledge through research and discovery. It is that curiosity that has led …

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7-Year-Old Havana Chapman-Edwards is raising funds to buy kids’ books

Havana Edwards

My name is Havana Chapman-Edwards and I am 7 years old.  I am raising money to buy books for other children who look like me! Reading is so important and I want to make sure everyone has the same opportunities to learn, grow, and change the world. Scholastic did a study this year that shows black and brown children have 37 fewer …

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When do Muslims mark Eid al-Fitr in 2018?

Eid al-Fitr

The first day of Eid al-Fitr is expected to fall on Friday, June 15, according to the International Astronomical Centre (IAC), in most Islamic countries including Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Libya, Egypt, Kuwait and Qatar. The official announcement depends on the moon sighting, if the new moon can be seen on June 14, then the holy month of Ramadan will end on Thursday and Friday will …

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Fundraiser inches MOBA-USA closer to $1M Endowment Fund for Mfantsipim school

An amount of about $35,000 in cash and over $150,000 in pledges was realized at the annual convention of Mfantsipim Old Boys Association in the United States (MOBA-USA). These amounts were raised during the MOBA-USA annual dinner-dance and fundraiser held May 26, 2018, at Martins Crosswinds in Maryland (MD). Mfantsipim is a Methodist Secondary School located in Cape Coast, Ghana. …

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Mfantsipim Old Boys Association (MOBA) Endowment Fund

MOBA regulations ‘Article 46’ mandates the establishment of an Endowmnet Fund which’s seed money shall not be touched but used as a foudation on which to grow funds over time. Only a portion of interests accrued from the invested funds (not principal) will however be used on an annual basis for projects approved by MOBA global. Get more details about …

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First home-designed cube satellite by Kenya launched into space

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Kenya joins the list of African nations with space ambitions launching its home-designed satellite on May 11, 2018. The cube satellite will be launched from the Japanese module of the International Space Station. It was brought there by a SpaceX rocket during an April re-supply mission. The cube satellite will be utilized in various sectors including weather forecasting, food security …

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Charlottesville-Winneba Foundation to visit Ghana sister city in April 2018

Charlottesville-Winneba

Fifty-six people will travel to Charlottesville’s sister city in Ghana in April. It’s a record number, says trip organizer Dave Norris, president of the Charlottesville-Winneba Foundation based in Virginia in the United States. “We normally average about eight or 10 or 12 people,” said Norris, who has traveled to the city of Winneba in Ghana five times previously. CBS19’s Courteney …

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How To Find And Pitch Yourself To A Sponsor

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Gaining a sponsor is similar to getting a job. It’s delicate and nuanced. What’s different about gaining a sponsor is how you pitch yourself to them. Here are five guidelines to getting a sponsor and four points to remember while pitching yourself to them. 1. Know your sponsor. Think of every potential sponsor as a potential business partner. You’re not …

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