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African Leadership Academy
"a private, co-educational boarding school located in Johannesburg, South Africa." "African Leadership Academy is the only school in Africa that will actively recruit students from all nations on the continent. It is also the only school in Africa with such an explicit emphasis on developing leaders and entrepreneurs." Founded by Fred Swaniker, a Ghanaian, who received his MBA from Stanford University. http://www.africanleadershipacademy.com/

See also Forbes magazine article, Fighting Africa's Brain Drain by Victoria Barret, May 26, 2008.
Ainsworth, Martha and Deon Filmer, "Poverty, AIDS and Children's Schooling: A Targeting Dilemma"
Full text, in Adobe pdf. 44 p. (World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 2885, September 2002) "analyzes the relationship between orphan status, household wealth, and child school enrollment using data collected in the 1990s from 28 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, with one country in Southeast Asia." Find other education topics and researchers using the Search at the World Bank Research site. http://econ.worldbank.org/
Association for the Development of Education in Africa (Paris)
In English and French. Based in Paris, France. "focuses on developing partnerships between Ministers of Education and funding agencies in order to promote effective education policies based on African leadership and ownership." Has full text reports (in Adobe PDF format), the PRISME database of education projects, by country, funding agency, etc.

Has Working Groups on: Books and Learning Materials, Distance Education and Open Learning, Early Childhood Development, Education Sector Analysis, Education Statistics, Female Participation in Education, Finance and Education, Higher Education, Nonformal Education, The Teaching Profession. [KF] http://www.adeanet.org/
Association for the Development of Education in Africa. Working Group on Non-Formal Education (London)
In English, French, Portuguese. Has full text reports on adult education, health education, artisan training, women's and youth literacy, etc. Florida State University, Tallahassee site. http://www.adeanet.org/wgnfe/
Busoga College Mwiri
Secondary boarding school for boys, in Jinja, Uganda. Photographs of staff and students. Has a Computer Club. Their web site was "designed for the Busoga College Mwiri Open Day 2001 by Computer Club Members." [KF] http://mwiriopenday.4t.com/
Clifton School
"founded in 1984 as an independent co-educational school." Offers classes to Standard 7. "welcomes children from all faiths, but has a strong Christian ethic. "Photos of school events. Based in Francistown, Botswana. [KF] http://www.clifton.ac.bw/Clifton%20website/
International Association of School Librarianship. 2003 Annual Conference, Durban, South Africa, 7-11 July 2003
Will host "a free virtual conference session for IASL members who are unable to attend the conference in person. This virtual conference sessions will consist of the Keynote Paper from Dr Ross Todd (which will be available on this IASL conference web site during the conference week), and an email discussion throughout the week on IASL-LINK (the discussion list for IASL members)." http://www.iasl-slo.org/conference2003.html
Cosmos Education
International organization run by graduate students and young professionals to assist schools in Africa with science and technology education programs, offers a solar eclipse trip to Zambia and Botswana. Site owner is Kevin Hand, Mechanical Engineering graduate student at Stanford University. http://www.cosmoseducation.org/
CREATE, Consortium for Research on Educational Access, Transitions and Equity
"established in January 2006 to...... improve access to basic education" in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Will analyse policy and practice designed to reduce exclusion. Partners with institutions in Ghana and South Africa. Links to related sites. Based at the Centre for International Education SSE, University of Sussex Brighton, United Kingdom. http://www.create-rpc.org
Daraja Academy
"free all-girls secondary school" located near Mt. Kenya. Students come from the Nairobi slums, Northern ethnic groups (Samburu, Turkana, Maasai) and the local community around the school – The Likipia Plateau. Founded by the Carr Educational Foundation, based in San Rafael, California. http://daraja-academy.org/
Eastern Africa Journal of Humanities & Sciences (Nairobi, Kenya)
Published by the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Department of Research, Nairobi, Kenya. [KF] http://www.fiuc.org/iaup/esap/publications/cuea/cueapub.php
Full text articles, in Adobe pdf, include:
Jane K. Onsongo, "The Life Approach Method in Teaching Christian Religious Education in Secondary Schools"
Paul A. Ogula, "The Evaluation Experience of Primary and Secondary Education Projects in Kenya"
Catherine N. Machyo, "The Catholic Church and the HIV/AIDS Pandemic in Kenya: An Exploration of Issues"
Book Review:
Kennedy M. Moindi, "Building on the Indigenous: Selected Essays 1981-1998," by Bethwell A Ogot
Ecole Vinet de Madagascar
In French. Rural school in Ambohimalaza seeks support. The school was founded in 1904 by the Swiss missionary, Julie Dériaz. Facts about the school, slides of the school. http://www.ecolevinet.com
Non profit organisation in Paris which assists primary school students in Burkina Faso thru payment of school fees, provision of supplies, a library, etc. It has 150 members from all over France and some from abroad. Teachers and parents choose the students to be assisted. Special attention is given to rural areas and to girls' education. [KF] http://www.edukafaso.org/
Educational Research for Quality of Life, Seventh BOLESWA Symposium
Hosted by Swaziland Educational Research Association at the University of Swaziland, Kwaluseni, Swaziland, July 28 - August 1, 1997. Abstracts and some full text papers http://boleswa97.tripod.com/papers.htm
  • The Woman Farmer and the Role of the Agricultural Extension Delivery System as an Educational Process, by B. L. Morolong.
  • The social adjustment of Grade 1 pupils: A case study of Siphofaneni and Duze Primary Schools, by M. Keregero and L. S. Simelane 
  • The "Harambee Movement" in Kenya: the role played by Kenyans and the government in the provision of education and other social services, by S. Chieni
  • A need for an educational research revolution in Southern Africa, by L. Lalendle
  • Education research for better quality of life for girls in Namibia by C. Shaimemanya & C. D. Kasanda
  • 7 and planning in Botswana: the basis for environmental quality and sustainable development by M. Mosothwane
  • Swaziland secondary/high school students' risks that may promote HIV infection and the spread of AIDS by N. Mndebele
  • The "woman farmer" and extension services delivery system as a process of ensuring improved quality of life through education by B. L. Moorlong
NGO "of education and business professionals" Supports school partnerships in South Africa with curriculum development, community building, and philanthropic giving. Present partners are Saint Mark's School, San Rafael, CA, and eSibonisweni Primary, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa. History of the NGO. Works with One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) and Facing History and Ourselves. Based in Berkeley, California. http://www.eduweavers.org/
The English Club
"The English Club [of Lycée Yamwaya in Ouahigouya, Burkina Faso] is an association of secondary school students aiming at facilitating the English language learning process." The site, for secondary school students of Lycée Yamwaya and Lycée Yadéga, Ouahigouya, Burkina Faso, has the club newsletter. Send some passages in English as an exercise or a test for the students. Webmaster: Bernard OUEDRAOGO. See also Lycee Yamwaya. [KF] http://www.angelfire.com/journal2/englishclub
Ghana Educational System
Has links to Ghana universities and secondary schools. Page maintained by Network Computer Systems Ltd. of Accra, Ghana (NCS established the first internet link in Ghana). http://www.ghana.com/republic/education/index.html
"first full school link between an English and an Ethiopian secondary school." About the relationship between Dr. Challoner's Grammar School in Amersham, England and Fasiledes Comprehensive Secondary School in Gondar, Ethiopia. You must have Java enabled to read the contents. Some files such as the Newsletter are in Adobe PDF. Has photographs from Gondar, an account of life in Gondar and in Ethiopia. [KF] http://www.gondarlink.org.uk/
Harambee Schools Kenya
"'UK registered charity working with rural Kenyan communities to improve educational standards and opportunities through the funding of construction projects and the provision of educational materials". Includes photographs, information on the Kenya education system, descriptions of individual schools. Based in the U.K. [KF] http://www.hsk.org.uk
Helmbridge Study Centre (Lagos, Nigeria)
A boys' centre "established in 1972 as a project of the Educational Cooperation Society, a registered non-profit making trust in Nigeria. Its aims are to complement the academic, moral and character training, which the students receive at home and at school." Affiliated with Opus Dei of the Catholic Church. Has a Math Camp, Computer Academy, etc. Site based in Lagos, Nigeria. http://www.helmbridge.org
Human Rights Watch - Forgotten Schools. Right to Basic Education for Children on Farms in South Africa
60 pages. PUb. June 3, 2004. In html and Adobe pdf. "the government’s failure to negotiate contracts with farm owners impedes children’s right to basic education. In the worst cases, farm owners have deliberately obstructed children's access to the schools." http://hrw.org/reports/2004/southafrica0504/
Human Rights Watch - Letting Them Fail: Government Neglect and the Right to Education for Children Affected by AIDS
"how governments fail children affected by AIDS when they leave school or attempt to return." "firsthand testimony from dozens of children in three countries hard-hit by HIV/AIDS: South Africa, Kenya, and Uganda." http://hrw.org/english/docs/2005/10/07/safric11838.htm
Imfundo - ICTs for Education in Africa
Imfundo uses information and communication technology to promote gender equality and universal primary education. The Knowledge Bank has full text papers on ICTs in education such as -
  • Gender issues in the use of computers in education in Africa
  • World Space UNESCO Distance learning course on "Community Telecentre Development In AFRICA"
  • New Information Technologies And Education For The Poor In Africa (ITEPA)
  • ICT Based Solutions for Special Educational Needs in Ghana
  • A Review of Good Practice in ICT and Special Educational Needs for Africa
  • Review of Basic ICT Skills and Training Software For Educators in Africa
  • Evaluating digital learning material for English language development in African primary classrooms
  • Improving Access to Education via Satellites in Africa: A Primer
  • An Evaluation of the Computer Education Trust (CET) In Swaziland
  • Evaluation of educational software for the African context: guidelines for educators
Funded by the U.K. Department for International Development, DFID and others. http://imfundo.digitalbrain.com/imfundo/
Reports on the latest U. K. development research findings in education, health, urban poverty, gender and violence in African schools, ICTs, society & economy and on policy recommendations to policymakers and development practitioners. Use the Advanced Search for best results. Publishes the Insights periodical whose March 1999 issue was on basic education. Funded by the U.K. Department for International Development (DFID). http://www.id21.org/
In Our Village
What Kids Can Do (WKCD), an NGO, works with students at Awet Secondary School in Kambi ya Simba, Tanzania to document daily life in their village and school with digital cameras and tape recorders. Photos, interviews, and video. Excerpts from a book about them, In Our Village: Kambi ya Simba Through the Eyes of Its Youth (Next Generation Press, 2006). "video clips provide a "virtual visit" to the village and the school." [KF] http://www.inourvillage.org/
United Nations site which enables one to compare statistical data among U.N. member states. For example, compare the illiteracy rate, primary and secondary school enrollment, newspaper circulation, and spending on education across countries. The data fields cover the economy, social indicators, geography, and population. http://www.un.org/Pubs/CyberSchoolBus/infonation/e_infonation.htm
Institiute of Social Studies, Netherlands [Education]
"The ISS is an international institute of higher education on social and economic change with a focus on development processes. It was founded 50 years ago by the Dutch universities to assist in the training and further education of professionals, especially from developing countries." Many ISS Working Papers are in full text online. http://www.iss.nl/
Examples: The decline in primary school enrolment in Kenya / Arjun S. Bedi ... [et al.] - 2002
International Bureau of Education
Its annual conference, International Conference on Education (ICE), provides a forum for dialogue between ministers of education. The conference site includes national country reports on education.

Has workshop reports on curriculum reform for Africa. Has full text reports -
International Community School of Abidjan
A well-endowed K-12 school in Abidjan. Has a Life in Abidjan advice section (clothes, helpful hints, telecommunications, etc.). http://www.icsa.ac.ci/
International Institute for Educational Planning, IIEP
"information on educational planning and management, including IIEP's training programmes, research and online publications." "created by UNESCO in 1963 in Paris, France.....supported by grants from UNESCO and by voluntary contributions from Member States..." Use the Search to locate full text reports on African education. Based in Paris, France. [KF] http://www.unesco.org/iiep/

Examples of reports - L'Impact des politiques de scolarisation des filles: Mauritanie, Tunisie, Inde, Bangladesh et Sénégal, Revisiting technical and vocational education in Sub-Saharan Africa, Education and training strategies for disadvantaged youth in South Africa, Surviving school: education for refugee children from Rwanda, 1994-1996, Private and community schools in Tanzania, Education policy formulation in Tanzania, Les Ecoles communautaires: Mali, Sénégal, Togo.
International School of Kenya
Formerly the Nairobi International School. Provides K-12 education. The site has a brief history, information on their Rafiki Club Newsletter, a directory of students and faculty, present and past. http://www.isk.ac.ke/
International School of Lusaka
"founded in 1963, is one of the oldest international schools on the continent of Africa, and is currently the third largest such school in the Association of International Schools in Africa. Has students from over 60 different nationalities. http://www.islzambia.org/
International School of Tanganyika, IST
"a private, co-educational day school" Established 1963. Based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. http://www.istafrica.com/
Kasiisi Project
A 501(c)(3) non-profit "to give rural schoolchildren living near Kibale National Park in western Uganda a chance for a successful future, by funding classroom buildings, scholarships and related projects." Links to related web sites. Based in Boston, Massachusetts.http://www.KasiisiProject.org
Kargbo, John Abdul - "The Internet in Schools and Colleges in Sierra Leone: Prospects and Challenges"
Sierra Leone is introducing the Internet in its educational institutions in the year 2002. This article discusses some of the prospects and challenges that the Internet will bring to these institutions. "John Abdul Kargbo is in the Institute of Library, Archives, and Information Studies at the University of Sierra Leone." http://firstmonday.org/issues/issue7_3/kargbo/
Kenya. Teachers Service Commission
Established by the Kenya Parliament in 1967. Its mandate is to "recruit, employ, assign, pay, promote, transfer and exercise powers conferred on the Commission by the Code of Regulations for teachers on all public school." Based in Nairobi. [KF] http://www.tsc.go.ke/
Kings College Budo - Kampala, Uganda
One of the oldest, best known secondary schools in Uganda. Profiles of headmasters from 1906 to date. Photographs of student life. Based in Kampala, Uganda. http://www.kcbudo.sc.ug/
Loyola Jesuit College - Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, NIgeria
Official web site. Co-ed secondary boarding school; one of the "best secondary" schools in Nigeria. Admissions, academics, school life, chaplaincy, alumni, links to other Africa-related Jesuit sites. [KF] http://www.loyolajesuit.org/ljchome_ie.htm
Lycee Yamwaya
In French. A secondary school of some 2000 students in Ouahigouya, Burkina Faso. Personnel, enrollment statistics. See also The English Club. http://www.angelfire.com/wy2/l_yamwaya/index.html
Namibia. National Institute for Educational Development (NIED)
NIED, established in 1990, within the Ministry of Education and Culture "is responsible for evaluating, designing and developing curricula for the educational system,......" of Nambia. Site has the "Pilot Curriculum Guide for Formal Basic Education", The School Cluster System in Namibia (45 p. in Adobe pdf), the full-text of its journal, Reform Forum, other full text publications and links to Namibia education sites. [KF] http://www.nied.edu.na/
Namilyango College (Kampala, Uganda)
Namilyango college, in Mukono District, 19 kilometres from Kampala, is the oldest boarding secondary school in Uganda. It is a a boys' boarding school offering the Ordinally Level (O-level) and the Advanced Level (Hsc). It was founded in 1902 by Mill Hill Missionaries. Describes its history and a project with South African and Canadian schools. http://www.angelfire.com/ak/kkchrys/NAMICOLL.html
Nigeria Gallery - Secondary Education Directory
Nigerian yellow pages / business directory. Includes a directory of primary and secondary schools. [KF] http://www.nigeriagalleria.com
Nigeria. Universal Basic Education Commission
Nigerian government commission concerned with formal education up to age 15, adult and non-formal education. Has National School Census Data and indicators for Year 1999 to 2003 (primary school enrollment by class, state, gender, secondary school statistics, teacher qualifications, etc.) Based in Abuja, Nigeria. http://www.ubec.gov.ng/
Ohio University. Institute for the African Child
Established by Ohio University in 1998 to promote the welfare of African children through conferences, fellowships, collaborative research and teaching. Has a bibliography of journal articles with abstracts, a teach-in report, text of the 1997 Africa Charter on Children's Broadcasting. http://www.ohiou.edu/afrchild/
Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls - South Africa
"The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls—South Africa is a project of The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation, an Illinois 501(c)(3) not-for-profit." Background, student profiles, videos. The school is in Henley-on-Klip, south of Johannesburg, South Africa. Oprah Winfrey's Angel Network also builds schools around the world. See also Guardian Jan. 3, 2007 article and Washington Post Jan. 3, 2007 articlehttp://www.oprah.com/presents/2007/academy/academy_main.jhtml
READ Educational Trust
"South African-based NGO that operates in the education and literacy sectors broadly, and in teacher development...... Focuses on pre-primary, primary and secondary schools. Established in 1979 and funded by foreign donors and the private sector, READ works alongside the Department of Education to implement teacher training and literacy projects in schools." Based in Ormonde, South Africa. http://www.read.co.za/
Schoolnet Africa
NGO "to improve education access, quality and efficiency through the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in African schools. SchoolNet Africa works mainly with learners, teachers, policymakers and practitioners through country-based schoolnet organisations across Africa." http://www.schoolnet-africa.org/
School Net Uganda
A network of educators and schools to promote "the integration of Information and Communication Technologies in education." Provides "pedagogical and technical expertise and advice, infrastructure and human resources, coordination, training and capacity building and developing SMART local and international partnerships in the areas of Internet Connectivity; Appropriate Technology;..." http://www.geocities.com/schoolnetuganda/
Shuttleworth Foundation (Durbanville, South Africa)
"founded by South African entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth [first African in space] in October 2000" to improve South African education focusing on mathematics, science and open source projects. "our focus is to encourage and promote an awareness of Linux and open source." "target beneficiaries for maths and science are Grades 4 to 9,..." Describes projects funded, how to apply for funding. [KF] http://www.tsf.org.za.
Simba International School (Ndola, Zambia)
Private primary and secondary school offering a British-based education, has student web pages, the curriculum, etc. http://www.simba.sch.zm/
Site "dedicated to the teaching of Africa and the African Diaspora across the disciplines. It is a moderated, community-maintained digital repository of electronic resources related to African Studies available free-of-charge to registered users." Has syllabi, photos, books lists, web sites, conferences, etc. Maintained by Carmela Garritano, Assistant Professor of English, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota. She is completing a book on the Ghanaian film and video industries. http://www.teachafrica.net/
Teacher Shortages, Teacher Contracts and Their Impact on Education in Africa
By Jean Bourdon, Markus Frölich, Katharina Michaelowa. 2007. Mali, Niger, Togo. University of St. Gallen Economics Discussion Paper No. 2007-20 / IZA Discussion Paper No. 2844. http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=991117
Testing Hope. Life in Grade 12
A film on the lives of students at Oscar Mpetha High School in Nyanga township (outside of Cape Town). The Matric exams which determine their future access to higher education are coming. What will happen to those who pass, who don't pass. Over ten years after independence, have things changed ? Director: Molly Blank. [KF] http://www.matricthefilm.com/
Through a Child's Eye: Photographs of and by African Children on the Internet
Photo exhibits from the Mathare Youth Sports Association (Kenya) and Sergio Silva's Group for Social Education in Manica (Mozambique). In the Mathare Shootback project, children from a slum, Mathare Valley, photograph important aspects of their lives (health, the community environment, family, soccer) and introduce themselves.  The photographs of Silva, a Mozambican photographer, show children from the period (1981 + ) during the Mozambique civil war and present-day environmental issues in Manica Province. http://www.piac.org/
Titlestad, Michael, "Seeing Things Differently, Four Years of Teaching English in Botswana."
From scrutiny 2, Issues in english studies in southern africa (1996, V. 1, No. 1/2) a journal from the Department of English, Univ. of South Africa, Pretoria. http://www.unisa.ac.za/dept/press/scrutiny/article/art6.html
UNESCO - Education for All. The Quality Imperative
Full text book is online. (Paris: UNESCO, 2004, 430 pages). This is the 2005 Education for All Global Monitoring Report. Full text sumary (39 p.) includes charts, graphs. Online Statistical Annex (includes tertiary education enrolment by country and gender, teaching staff by country, education expenditure by country, years of schooling by country, indicators to measure EFA goals, etc.). Statistics are also in Excel format. The Appendix has selected country graphs. Glossary of terms, bibliography. [KF]

See also the June 2005 Dakar Conference.
UNICEF. State of the World's Children
UNICEF publishes an annual report on children; the 1997 and following reports are on online. http://www.unicef.org/
UNICEF, The State of the World's Children 1999
Includes a Sub-Saharan Africa section. http://www.unicef.org/sowc99/
United States Agency for International Development - EDDATA
The Documents and Data section has country profiles. Has reports such as the Kenya Education Management Capacity Assessment (KEMACA) survey "to ascertain capacity weaknesses in the Kenyan education system"; the Liberia Teacher Manual (for instructing students in reading English, customized for Liberia). https://www.eddataglobal.org/
University of Sussex. Centre for International Education
The Centre has offered an international Masters programme for over 20 years. Sponsors the Multi-Site Teacher Education Research Project (working in Ghana, Lesotho, Malawi, South Africa). The Center has acted as a Link Institute to support the development of the Teacher Training College system at Provincial level in South Africa. Has full text research reports - The Impact of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic on the Attainment of Primary Education for All in Sub-Saharan Africa, Understandings of Education in an African Village: the Impact of Information and Communication Technologies, Inclusion/Exclusion in South African Education. Based in Brighton, U.K. [KF] http://www.sussex.ac.uk/education/1-4-7.html
Waterford Kamhlaba United World College of Southern Africa
Well known independent international secondary school. Based in Mbabane, Swaziland. http://www.waterford.sz/
Western Cape Schools Network
Schools in the Western Cape region of South Africa with access to e-mail and other internet resources. Held Internet and Educational Computing conferences whose proceedings are on its web site. http://www.wcape.school.za/
Windhoek International School
Secondary school. The purpose of the school is " to serve the needs of the children of the international community in Namibia and of those Namibian families who are attracted by the unique character of the school..." Based in Windhoek, Namibia. http://www.wis.edu.na/
World Bank Education
Projects, statistics, on all aspects (Girls' Education, Education Technology, Early Child Development, Tertiary Education, Effective School and Teacher Secondary Education, Adult Education, Global Education Reform, School Health, Economics of Education) with many full text reports. http://www1.worldbank.org/education/

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