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Our Education Charity Launches In Africa

Education Sub Saharan Africa (ESSA) is a new charity we’ve set up to help transform the education of young people across the continent.

Last week we had our launch event in Nairobi with a discussion evening on “Talent in Africa.” ESSA aims to join up everyone investing in education in Africa by providing better data, highlighting the best education outcomes and getting people to implement them. The event was held with our new partners the Financial Times’ Analyse Africa team which also seeks to improve the quality of data collected from the continent.

Here ESSA CEO Olaf Hahn and panelists Kago Kagichiri and Naisula Lepariyo debate how best Africa’s education systems can be improved:

ESSA Event pic

 

1 Comment

  1. Isak on October 15, 2017 at 10:54 am

    Nice project! I was just reading about Kenya as a few days ago I invested a small amount of money in solar power in Kenya. It seems that one of the main difficulties in some of the rural communities is that lack of electricity does not allow students to study after dark. Kerosene is too expensive and too bad for the health too. So the idea of this small swedish company, Trine, is to allow the villagers to buy solar power and pay it back over the course of a few years. Because in the long term solar power is much cheaper (only the first purchase is expensive), it is possible for the families to save money, have better health and also for the children to study in the evening! Also solar power is better for the environment than kerosene.
    If you want to check it out, you can look here: https://www.jointrine.com/justinvested/insolar/20265
    Also, by using that link you get a 10 euro bonus to your first investment! That is usually enough to give access to solar power for one person, depending on the campaign.

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