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Q&A With African Educators Studying in China: What Went Well and What Could’ve Been Better

In the fall of 2010, East China Normal University launched the International Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy program co-sponsored by UNESCO and China's Ministry of Commerce. The one-year master program endorsed by China's Ministry of Education taught participants via lectures and seminars educational development skills such ...

How to Reduce Wildlife Consumption in China after COVID-19?

The COVID-19 pandemic has aroused worldwide attention to wildlife consumption in China. So what is the current consumption like? Why do the Chinese have that obsession? And how can we reduce consumption in the future? "Pangolins, turtles, snakes, and some kinds ...

Education in Impoverished Areas in China and Kenya During the COVID-19 Outbreak: A Comparative Study

The article was written collectively by Wei Wu, 21, The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Linyuan Geng, 21, Univesity of International Relations; Shuo Ai, 29, Secretary General in Zhixing Knowledge & Practice Foundation and Yiduo Yao, 16, International Department of Beijing Bayi School.

Clashes over COVID-19 Aid in Nigeria

During a conversation I recently had with the founder of a Nigerian rural healthcare nonprofit, I got a real taste of what COVID-19 looks on the ground for healthcare practitioners in the developing world. Nigeria has not yet faced the full force of COVID-19, with approx. 300 ...

The U.S. is Falling Behind in the Race for the COVID-19 Narrative

Few names are as closely associated with philanthropy as Bill Gates. As the second richest person alive, he has used his immense wealth to improve global health through his charitable organization, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The Foundation gave over $4 billion in grants in 2017, ...

How COVID-19 Will Change Global Perceptions of the U.S.: Perspectives From an American Student

“At this point, we’re probably better off spending spring break in Wuhan.” As a college freshman who returned home for spring break on March 6th, I fully expected to return by the 16th. Within days, however, updates cascaded ...

Coronavirus May Cost Some African Leaders Re-election

The coronavirus pandemic in Wuhan sparked an intense global conversation on health implications. Governments of developed nations responded quickly by putting measures in place to avert an outbreak, though they have not been so successful at that. In so doing, the world wondered how Africa would cope, ...

It Is Not Too Late for African Governments to Get African Students out of Wuhan

Though some skeptics, in conspiracy theory fashion, link the source of the novel coronavirus to U.S. biological warfare, what has been identified to be a more probable cause of the virus by international health organizations, like the World Health Organization (WHO), is a ‘wet market’ in ...

Maasai Exploration: Ethnic Unity and Endangered Language Preservation

Kenya is an African country with 47 semiautonomous counties governed by elected governors, analogous to states in the US. Therefore, it is famous for its ethnic diversity--- especially tribal diversity. The Maasai are one of the many ...

Both China and South Africa Face Acute Water Challenges. Here’s How They Can Work Together.

When I visited my family in Cape Town in 2018, it was during the height of the water crisis. Cape Town was heading towards what became known as “Day Zero”, the predicted date of the city’s water supplies running dry. The ...
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