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HP Commits to Educate 100,000 Across Africa in the Next Three Years, Opens HP LIFE Center for Entrepreneurship in South Africa

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  • HP pledges to empower 100,000  learners across Africa in next three years through the HP Foundation’s HP LIFE (Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs) program
     
  • HP opens a tech-enabled HP LIFE Center in South Africa, aimed at supporting local entrepreneurs
     
  • Commitment supports HP’s goals to enable better learning outcomes for 100 million people by 2025, and to enroll a million HP LIFE users between 2016 and 2025 

Powering the Movement with Global Citizen to Change the World Through Education

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Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world.” We couldn’t agree more. Quality education helps break the cycle of poverty. It promotes equality and empowerment, enables economic growth and prosperity, and helps create a more peaceful, sustainable society. The UN Sustainable Development Goals list inclusive, quality education and lifelong learning as one of the key drivers in helping achieve many of the 17 Global Goals. Powerful indeed.    

7 Questions for Alex Gorsky About Johnson & Johnson's Groundbreaking Work in South Africa

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By Johnson & Johnson

Preventative HIV innovations. Better access to oncology care. A mobile messaging service for moms. These are just a few of the initiatives underway—and Chairman and CEO Alex Gorsky sits down for an exclusive interview about all of them.

Johnson & Johnson first opened its doors in South Africa in 1930, and in the nearly 90 years since, the company has remained committed to helping address unmet global public health needs that have impacted the country and the region as a whole.

Altron Arrow Mobilize Youth Skills Development in South Africa

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Johannesburg, South Africa – In June, Altron Arrow partnered with Resolution Circle to educate 120 South African students in engineering, mobile phone skills and battery repairs.

After building a relationship with Resolution Circle, the companies set out to reach hundreds of South African unemployed youth by upskilling student interns with practical workforce learning skills and micro business development training.

Bold ideas for South Africa’s Development at World Economic Forum

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Schneider Electric, global specialist in energy management and automation, participated at the regional World Economic Forum (WEF) with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and members of the government recently. The forum highlighted the need to develop and strengthen partnerships between the private and public sector to engage on critical topics for South Africa's future development, including health, security, workforce, higher education, youth skills and governance.

Carnival Corporation Donates $10,000 to Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation

Donation from world’s largest leisure travel company to benefit Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls - South Africa
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Company’s chief procurement officer, Julia Brown, presented gift as part of her participation in the Centenary Delegation honoring Nelson Mandela

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Company’s chief procurement officer, Julia Brown, presented gift as part of her participation in the Centenary Delegation honoring Nelson Mandela

Expanding Connected Conservation in 2018

Co-Authored by Doc Watson, Group Executive: Cisco Alliance, Dimension Data, and Karen Walker, SVP and Chief Marketing Officer, Cisco
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For 27 years, Dimension Data and Cisco have been partners in delivering on a greater good for the world. In 2015, with a shared passion for protecting wildlife heritage through technology, we launched Connected Conservation. The goal was to help protect and stop the poaching of rhinos using a unique solution, starting with a pilot in a private game reserve adjacent to the Kruger National Park in South Africa.

The project has been a resounding success: in just two years of deployment, the Connected Conservation project has reduced poaching in the reserve by 96%.

Carnival Corporation's Holland America Line Establishes the Shared Humanity Award and Bestows First Honor on Archbishop Desmond Tutu on Grand World Voyage in Cape Town

Award honors leaders who have dedicated their lives to inspiring a better humanity; $40,000 donation presented to The Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation
Press Release

To further strengthen its commitment to the transformative power of travel and the belief that connecting people from different cultures opens minds, builds connections and inspires shared humanity, Holland America Line is establishing the Shared Humanity Award to be given annually starting this year. The award will be presented to a leader and change-maker who has dedicated their life to inspiring others to see that the things that unite us are greater than those that divide us.  
 

How Dell is Reimagining the Classroom to Break the Cycle of Poverty

by Houcine Faik
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In Johannesburg, South Africa, a student tells her father she will be a graphic designer. She now has access to a whole new world of learning thanks to a computer and the internet in a Dell Solar Powered Learning Lab. Her father talks about how technology is changing the lives of his daughter and her peers, as he sits outside the new lab. He believes in his daughter.

In his words, “It has changed my child’s life so much.”

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