Full Frame: Education and Technology

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Pearl Arredondo, principal of San Fernando Institute of Applied Media, talks with students.

Anti-apartheid hero and South Africa’s first Black President, Nelson Mandela, once said, ‘Education is the most powerful weapon, which you can use, to change the world.’

With the 2020 school year so immensely interrupted, in the long term, education could change for the better – or the worse. Full Frame spoke with American educator, Pearl Arredondo, who is trying to make a difference in the lives of students who are often forgotten.

Two of the biggest hurdles to moving America’s schools online have been an inadequate number of digital devices for students and millions of families lacking access to high-speed internet at home. But some organizations are trying to bridge that digital gap.

The United Nations says more children are going to school today in Africa, than ever before.
Yet, inequalities and inefficiencies remain. So, many African young people are using entrepreneurship to forge paths towards sustainability for themselves and their families.

Full Frame talks with Njideka Harry, president and CEO of the international non-profit, Youth for Technology Foundation, about how she plans to bring these skills to underserved students in developing countries.