The global agriculture sector needs serious support, say advocacy organisations such as Food Tank, based in Chicago, Illinois, in the United States (US). The world’s most far-flung subsistence farmers battle soil erosion and drought and are in dire need of new lifesaving technologies and the skills to use them.
American Jeff Kirschner is the brains behind Litterati. It’s a simple, clever way to leverage technology to encourage young people to get involved in cleaning up the planet.
The ‘Trends Shaping Education 2014 Spotlight: Think Green’ report, recently released by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), looks at how schools across the globe are equipping students to deal with future environmental challenges.
Did your school commemorate World Elephant Day on 12 August? At the Brookhouse School in Nairobi, Kenyan organisations Wildlife Direct and Hands Off Our Elephants and former South Sudanese child soldier (now African celebrity), Emmanuel Jal, joined with parents, teachers and students to mark the important occasion.
A far cry from the dark, dingy interior that once was, the new Todd Learning Enhancement Commons (LEC) is a hyper-modern, bright and spacious new facility at St Alban’s College in Pretoria, Gauteng.