"I’m trying to find money for African start-ups. But I’m much too African for this cold weather."
"What sort of start-ups?"
"Most of them combine agriculture and mobile technology."
"How do those two things go together?"
"Africa is is an interesting case because it skipped the PC age and went straight to mobile. The economy is still largely based on agriculture, and farmers are beginning to use mobile technology to keep track of weather updates, market prices, and improved farming techniques."
Mother Falcon & Belmoria at The Scottish Rite Theater Feb 1st 2013
Akuol De Mabior
On a continent where 55% percent of the population is under the age of twenty-five, it is no wonder that the “future” is a hot topic. With so many of the same problems facing African nations, it is clear how important nurturing and educating these young people will be in shaping Africa’s future. The African Leadership Academy (ALA) in Johannesburg, South Africa has recognized this. The two year secondary school identifies and develops the next generation of African leaders with the belief that ethical leadership will have an integral role in the success of the continent. The African Leadership Academy seeks to create effective, visionary and accountable leaders.
The school connects the best and brightest from all over the continent and gives them hands on leadership development coupled with rigorous intellectual stimulation. The African Leadership Academy provides a powerful network to guide and support students who are motivated and keen to make a difference. ALA provides an environment for young minds to discover themselves, collaborate with and learn with others. Students are encouraged to engage not only with other students but also with the community at large, they have accepted the challenge to make Africa a better place. Many students have already shown initiative and changed their home communities in some way and they continue to do so at ALA; they have created programs that promote food security, literacy, and mentorship amongst other things in townships around Johannesburg. .
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“I throw my spear, which I’m not too bad at actually, if I don’t have to throw too far, and see the little girl from District 11 standing back a bit, watching us. She’s the twelve-year-old, the one who reminded me so of Prim in stature. Up close she looks about ten. She had bright, dark eyes and satiny brown skin and stands tilted up on her toes with her arms slightly extended to her sides, as if ready to take wing at the slightest sound. It’s impossible not to think of a bird.
I pick up another spear while Peeta throws. “I think her name’s Rue,” he says softly.” - The Hunger Games, pages 98-99
“The boy from District 11, Thresh, has the same dark skin as Rue, but the resemblance stops there. He’s one of the giants, probably six and a half feet tall and built like an ox…” - The Hunger Games, page 126