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DeAfrica Botswana Graduation (2022)

DeAfrica is proud to host the largest number of graduations in its 11-year history. This year, we conducted graduations to celebrate our students' achievements in 10 countries: Botswana, Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Nigeria, Mali and Senegal....

Transforming Africa Through Distance Education

Transforming Africa Through Distance Education

Sidiki was recently featured on the "Deciding to Win" podcast! Listen below and see the excerpt from Reggie Nsowah below: I had the pleasure to have Sidiki Traore, the founder, and president of Distance Education Africa DEA join me on the show. His inspiring work on...

D.E. Africa Mentioned in Coursera CEO’s Feature

D.E. Africa Mentioned in Coursera CEO’s Feature

We were featured in a feature on The World Economic Forum! Jeff Maggioncalda, the CEO of Coursera, showcased the amazing work of the University of Virginia and Distance Education for Africa as a leading example and blueprint for other institutions to follow. The...

Student Highlight (April 2021)

Student Highlight (April 2021)

AINEBYOONA ROBERT Uganda "I hope this message finds you well. I hereby writing to thank the entire DEAfrica committee in conjunction with the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia administration having completed a course of Entrepreneurship: Growing...

Entrepreneurship: Growing Your Business Specialization

Entrepreneurship: Growing Your Business Specialization

Growing a business needs a dynamic set of skills, ranging from leadership, employee management, strategy, planning, finance, accounting, ethics, accountability, and profitability. This specialization covers challenges faced by private businesses, when they attempt to grow substantially.

Education: A Bridge between Africa and the United States

Education: A Bridge between Africa and the United States

In this edition of Straight Talk Africa host Shaka Ssali explores initiatives in education that create a bridge between Africa and the United States. He is joined by Walla Elsheikh, Co-founder and CEO of Birthright Africa, Sidiki Traore, President and Founder of...

UNESCO Digital Library Initiative

UNESCO Digital Library Initiative

DeAfrica is proud to be a partner in UNESCO’s Multi-Country initiative to improve the quality of education and inclusion among refugee settings, host communities, internally displaced persons and higher education institutions, by promoting a culture of reading and autonomous learning through research using digital libraries.

DEAfrica donates solar panel to Hands of Love Educational Centre

DEAfrica donates solar panel to Hands of Love Educational Centre

Distance Education for Africa has donated a solar panel to Hands of Love Educational Centre - a school in Kariobangi, Nairobi that provides education to underprivileged children. The solar panel is being used to pump clean water and provide lighting to some parts of...