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Impact!Africa: A tale of elephants

The inaugural Impact!Africa Summit took place in Johannesburg, South Africa from the 20 - 22 June. Hosted by Ashoka and the British Council, the event aimed to inspire, support and connect those in the social entrepreneurship space. Interestingly, I walked away from...

Helping young brains grow

The Foundation for Alcohol Related Research (FARR) has for the past 3 years been developing and piloting a computer game aimed at improving the cognitive development - that is, memory, attention and processing speed - of children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder...

Simple Loving Connections: Memorable Mom(ents)

Sometimes, during the mundaneness of everyday activities like cooking, I narrate what I am doing in detail, I say, “I’m chopping carrots” or “This is a carrot.” I’m not talking to myself or teaching a cooking class, I am interacting with my 17-month-old child. While...

The W’s of Sankalp Africa Summit 2018

I remember sitting in a university workshop and discussing the third mission of academia: engaged scholarship. Professor Cooper advocated that the university, along with its missions of teaching and research, should engage more with civil society for the purposes of...

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