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Secondary Education Reform, African Youth & the Future of Work

As secondary schools in Africa start to re-open after the COVID-19 lockdowns, Peter Materu (Chief Program Officer for the Mastercard Foundation), writes about the need to think "beyond a return to the status quo." To drive much-needed economic growth, he goes on to argue for the need "to make education systems accessible to more young people, and more relevant to a dynamic labour market, ensuring we are equipping young people with the skills they need to find, access, and perform, or to create, dignified work." Read more

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Students taking notes in class as part of a Mastercard Foundation partnership with STiR Education.



Secondary school students participate in a business class in Tanzania as part of a Mastercard Foundation partnership with Fundación Paraguaya.

Students during science class in Nairobi, Kenya, as part of a Mastercard Foundation partnership with Global E-Schools and Communities Initiative to improve student learning in science, math, and English.


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