MIET AFRICA and SAfAIDS will host an online community discussion on Thursday, 29 October. Hear from learners, educators and local traditional, religious and political leaders about catalysing localised community action in reducing sexual and reproductive health risks and vulnerabilities among adolescent girls and young women in schools, during and post COVID-19. This is the first webinar in this series, starting in Zambia but it is open to all, even outside of Zambia. Click here to register your attendance and here to view the flyer.
Virtual Youth Climate Change Dialogues
Want to discuss the global challenges posed by climate change with other young people?
UN CC:Learn is hosting a series of Virtual Youth Climate Dialogues that will bring together young people from all across the globe in a series of discussions about climate change and green economy. Register yourself below to get a chance to participate:
WATCH MIET AFRICA’s short video about how we are involved in this initiative.
Stellenbosch University To Honour MIET AFRICA’s Chairperson Prof John Volmink
MIET AFRICA is pleased to announce that its Chairperson of the Board Prof John Volmink will receive an honorary doctorate from the prestigious Stellenbosch University (SU). SU’s honorary doctorates are a way of acknowledging the remarkable work of individuals who are regarded as role models and an inspiration to Stellenbosch graduates. In a statement released by the University’s Corporate Communications Department, Prof Volmink was acknowledged as a leader in the education field.
“Through his exceptional leadership skills, Prof John David Volmink has made an outstanding contribution to education, in particular, to curriculum reform, the advancement of mathematics education and the quality assurance of schooling in post-apartheid South Africa. Every post-apartheid minister of education requested him to play a leading role in the transformation of education. In addition to serving as chairperson of Umalusi, the Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training,
Report & Presentations|| SADC Webinar: Reopening Schools in the Time of COVID-19 – Best Practices, Experiences and Challenges
The SADC Secretariat, UNESCO, UNICEF, MIET AFRICA and key partners held a successful webinar on 3 September which provided a platform for exchange between education leaders and stakeholders on good practices and challenges related to the re-opening of schools during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The webinar highlighted the close relationship between health and education and the negative impact COVID-19 has had in this regard. Lockdowns highlighted pre-existing challenges facing schools, for example infrastructure and governance, and other roles that schools play aside from education, for example in nutrition. A key takeaway message is that at the systemic level, it is necessary to build resilient and robust systems, and it was acknowledged that the following elements were critical: infrastructure, capacity building, (e.g. equip teachers with ICT skills), financing, psycho-social well-being of educators, and the building of partnerships.
Click here to read the report and see below to download presentations.