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.
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.
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.
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.
Co-Authored by Doc Watson, Group Executive: Cisco Alliance, Dimension Data, and Karen Walker, SVP and Chief Marketing Officer, Cisco
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%.
Award honors leaders who have dedicated their lives to inspiring a better humanity; $40,000 donation presented to The Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation
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.
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.”