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The African American Empowerment Fund of Delaware hands out education grants

The African American Empowerment Fund of Delaware is handing out grants to education-focused programs.


Three programs will split  $5,500 in funds from the organization.

The group’s vice president Melanie Daniels says they were selected from a pool of 20 applicants for the organizations’ 2018 Education Grants Program.

“The three that were awarded were TeenSHARP, One Village Alliance and Nehemiah Gateway/Tennis Rocks Tutoring Program. All three are focused on moving children through the system and into higher education,” Daniels said.

Daniels says TeenSHARP is getting $1,500 to continue preparing children of color to attend college and succeed when they get there.

One Village Alliance is receiving $2,500 to fund its holistic efforts to assist marginalized children and their…

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Parent brings up Bainbridge’s history of African-American coaches at last week’s Board of Education meeting – The P…

During this month’s Board of Education meeting, Ricky Shepard addressed the Board and questioned why no sports team in the history of Bainbridge has never had an African American coach.

Shepard assured the Board he was not knocking the school system in any way. He had already previously discussed this concern with Superintendent Tim Cochran, but wanted to address it with others as well.

Shepard has had three children play under Coach Christmas, Coach Guy and Coach Wood and has nothing but respect for the athletic program, however he is hoping that there can be a mandate to hire someone of African American descent.

African Americans make up half the population at Bainbridge High School and over 60 percent of Decatur County. He thinks it is only fair to have someone represent…

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Great Plains Black History Museum Receives Grant to develop community education programs

The Great Plains Black History Museum in Omaha is rolling out over 20 free educational programs with the help of a $17,000 grant awarded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

With the help of local history professors from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and Metro Community College, along with archived records, the museum will develop 24 programs discussing a number of topics ranging from the history of African American music in the Omaha community to the involvement of African Americans in the settlement of the Great Plains.

Great Plains executive director Eric Ewing said the museum applied for the grant last year and plans to hold two sessions per month. One session will focus on local history and the other will focus on large-scale, national issues.

The free, 90-minute workshops…

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South African initiative wins prestigious global education award

The impact that a South African programme has made on the education of children has earned it a prestigious international award.

Partners for Possibility, the flagship programme of Symphonia for South Africa, was one of six winners in the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) awards, which recognises and promotes innovative projects across the world that aim to address challenges in education.

The programme, founded by Dr Louise van Rhyn, aims to improve the quality of education by capacitating principals at under-resourced schools and building their leadership skills by partnering them with business leaders.

Participants in the programme go through a 12-month leadership development programme while tackling the challenges their schools face, together with their partners.

Van Rhyn said to…

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East African Bishops Should Support Education for Pregnant Teens

“Angela,” 20, walks with her son near her home after returning from school in Migori county, western Kenya. She is a Form 4 student at a girls-only school. Angela became pregnant when her trainee teacher offered to pay some of her primary school fees in return for sex. Her father tried to marry her off to suitors after she gave birth, but Angela’s mother fought against this and supported her return to school. She wants to go to college and study nursing.

© 2018 Smita Sharma for Human Rights Watch

Representatives of the Catholic church in Eastern Africa will meet in Addis Ababa in Addis Ababa later this week to discuss “vibrant diversity, equal dignity, and peaceful unity” in the region.

A good place to start would be to…

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Central African Republic Emergency Basic Education Support Project

The project will help improve access to quality basic education and strengthen capacity in education sector management.
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