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ESDC: Apply to become a member of the External Reference Group – Supporting Black Canadian Communities Initiative.

News release

May 12, 2021              Gatineau, Quebec              Employment and Social Development Canada

“Diversity, inclusion and belonging are a pivotal part of our Canadian identity, which is why our government has pledged to address systemic racism, including barriers faced by Black Canadians, and is taking concrete actions to do so. Today’s launch is another important step in the right direction. I look forward to working with the new members of the External Reference Group as we continue to build capacity for organizations serving Black communities across Canada.” – Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development

Culled from Employment and Social Development Canada

In Canada, diversity is our strength. That’s why the Government of Canada is building on progress under its Anti-Racism Strategy by demonstrating federal leadership, empowering Black communities, and building awareness and changing attitudes.

Today, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Canada’s Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, launched a call for applications for the Supporting Black Canadian Communities Initiative’s (SBCCI) newly created External Reference Group (ERG).


ERG members will support the Initiative’s work to help build capacity within communities by providing strategic advice, expertise and insight on the priorities of Black Canadians.


The group will include up to 15 members of African descent drawn from the not-for-profit, education, public and private sectors. In recognition of the diversity of Canada’s Black communities and to ensure a wide range of perspectives are brought to bear, members will reflect diverse ethno-cultural, gender, regional and linguistic backgrounds. The Government encourages Black Canadians aged 18 and older from across the country to apply, including women and youth. Members will serve two-year terms, with the possibility of extensions by one-year increments.

Apply to become a member of the External Reference Group – Supporting Black Canadian Communities Initiative

https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/programs/social-development-partnerships/supporting-black-communities/reference-group.html


Interested individuals are encouraged to apply by May 27, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. PDT, by consulting Canada.ca.

#NwanyiBuIfe #EducateAGirl: Improving Access to Affordable, Equitable & Quality Education (STEM) for Girls, in South Eastern Nigeria.

Globally, new possibilities are being explored to expand the education ecosystem, especially in developing countries, through the use of Technology (Edu-Tech). The interconnectivity of the Internet makes online learning and collaboration seamless and has ushered a new phase of innovations.

New models and apps are being developed to solve local and global problems, and create new value chains. Global Digitalization means that access to data, information, and communication channels are easier, faster, more efficient and effective.

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#FixPublicSchools #EducateAGirl #EducateABoy | History of Education in Nigeria by AfricLearn

To address the gaps in Education and radically reform public schools in Nigeria, it is necessary to study the historical development, the previous and current structure, management, operations, regulatory frameworks, funding models, results, vision, philosophy, and their evolution over the years

“A man who does not know where the rain began to beat him, cannot say where he dried his body.” Albert Chinụalụmọgụ Achebe [Chinụa Achebe]

 

Source: AfricLearn [“The number one resource platform for all types of digital education textbooks, general books and a provider of scalable and effective education solutions for learning institutions”].

 

“AfricLearn is a cloud based e-book and digital learning management system solution driven by a vibrant and innovative company which applies cutting edge technology to, e-book content distribution, schools and other education settings. AfricLearn is underpinned by a flexible digital technology which enables e-books and contents to be easily aligned with the requirements of individual readers, teaching establishments and various curriculums.

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