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Advancing Africa's Knowledge-Economy by Investing in Teachers

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of education - and teachers -- in helping young people acquire the skills they need to prepare for a fast-changing world of work. James McIntyre, Program Lead - Education and Skills, Mastercard Foundation and Mallory Baxter, Thematic Research Partner, Mastercard Foundation, write in this Op-Ed that "investing in teacher's training and development can impact thousands of young people, particularly in disadvantaged communities." Hence they argue that "building a cadre of highly trained teaching professionals can unlock a virtuous cycle in education development - one that can help African nations achieve their vision of becoming advanced, knowledge-based economies." Read more

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A teacher in class in Rwanda as part of Mastercard Foundation’s Leaders in Teaching program.

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