Rebuilding Foundations

An exploration of international development work in Africa

To the End of the World

The importance of education.  My amazing friend Alex’s opinion regarding India:

http://thealexanderharmsen.com/2012/12/25/to-the-end-of-the-world/

In South African news, the matric (senior high school, grade 12) marks were recently released and the results were dismal, despite the fact that a passing grade here is 30% instead of 50%.  Many students who graduate high school still cannot even read or write properly.

More details can be found in the following article.  It provides an excellent editorial of ZA’s education system, the apartheid legacy, and the country’s future economic development.

http://mg.co.za/article/2013-01-11-education-celebrating-failure-says-it-all

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