Citizen TV Kenya launches first of its kind animated series for teens

Innovative part-animated, part live action format combines fiction with real-life heroes. Citizen TV Kenya, Kenya’s premier television network, began broadcasting a new animated series for young people in Kenya on Saturday, October 12. The series, My Better World,...

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Want to create media that impacts the lives of African youth? Read this first.

For the past 20 years, Impact(Ed) International has been utilizing the power of media to transform education and improve lives across the marginalized world. We see media as a modern form of storytelling, which humans have been doing since the beginning of time and which...

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A Child’s Right to Non-Discrimination #ChildrensRights

A key component of the Convention on the Rights of the Child is the right to non-discrimination, and a child’s right to not be treated differently because of who they are. In many communities, girls face discrimination due to their gender and are excluded from school and...

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What girls need to stay – and thrive – in school

Originally published by the Global Partnership for Education The Discovery Project’s education program in Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria is helping marginalized girls like Joyce make huge strides in learning. Funded by the UK Girls' Education Challenge, the Project is part of...

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How a girls’ club in a school in Ghana trained its members to become entrepreneurs

For the girls who attend one of Impact(Ed)'s partner primary schools in Ghana’s Sagnarigu district, long walks to school are a norm. With few transportation options available to the community, students are used to trekking long distances to buy school supplies and even...

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Discovery Learning Alliance is now Impact(Ed) International.

Twenty-two years ago, Discovery Communications launched the nonprofit, Discovery Learning Alliance, to use the power of media to transform education and improve lives in marginalized communities around the world. Together with teachers and local communities we have...

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Chevron unveils DLA initiative to boost teaching, learning

Originally published in The Guardian Nigeria In its bid to positively improve the socio economic situation of host communities, Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) has unveiled the Discovery Learning Alliance (DLA) centre in Delta state. About 13,128 pupils and 789 teachers...

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Impact(Ed)'s film to create TB awareness sweeps five nominations at largest African film awards

Impact(Ed)'s  feature film production, The Lucky Specials, has been recognized by the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), Africa’s largest and most prestigious gathering of regional filmmakers with five nominations for acting, editing, and visual effects – adding...

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International Women’s Day and the Powerful Changes that Local Women are Driving in Girls’ Education

As we reflect on the importance of the International Women’s Day on March 8, we don’t have to look far for stories that demonstrate the inspiring work that women all over the world are doing to secure women's rights and well-being, both for themselves and for...

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Involving Children in Decision-Making #ChildrensRights

Importantly, the Convention on the Rights of the Child debunks the old phrase, “Children should be seen and not heard,” by affirming that children have an important role in making decisions that affect their lives. Children have a right to ask questions, seek...

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A Child’s Right To Life, Survival And Development #ChildrensRights

The Convention on the Rights of the Child stipulates that all children have the right to life, survival and development, with a key aspect being the right to education. Unfortunately, many children’s rights are violated when they are denied the right to attend school,...

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A Partnership to Transform Learning Through Video Benefits Thousands of Nigerian Students

A unique, video-based learning initiative, launched by Discovery Learning Alliance (DLA) and sponsored by energy company Chevron Nigeria Limited, has benefitted over 13,000 students and nearly 800 teachers across 10 primary schools in Delta State, Nigeria. Launched in...

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