Posts by Nneka Chukwurah

Global Entrepreneurship Week – 150 countries. 25000 events. One week. Go!

Did you know that today is the first day of Global Entrepreneurship Week? – the world’s largest campaign to promote entrepreneurship!

Over the next week, millions of people in 150 countries will participate in bootcamps, pitch competitions, networking events, policy roundtables, mentoring sessions and more to share inspiration and support, and to discover opportunities for growth and new connections.

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Join the Education Countdown Campaign to get every child in school by 2015

Education countdown campaign

In 2000, world leaders made a promise that every child worldwide would be in school and learning by end 2015. But with 466 days left before the deadline, 58 million children are still out of school.

The Education Countdown campaign, officially launched last month and led by A World at School co-founded by Sarah Brown, is targeting key barriers to universal education by bringing together top campaigners, youth, business, faith and political leaders.

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Notting Hill Carnival 2014 – Sound systems, sequins and solidarity!

Nneka at Notting Hill Carnival 2014

It’s that time of year again when Londoners and visitors alike fill the streets of W11 for the annual Notting Hill Carnival – Europe’s largest street festival, which originated in 1964 as a way for Afro-Caribbean communities to celebrate their own cultures and traditions.

Taking place every August Bank Holiday weekend come rain or shine, the Notting Hill Carnival is an amazing array of sounds, colourful sights and social solidarity.

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Throwing yourself ‘dans le bain linguistique’!

I really took for granted the journey mastering a foreign language would take me on until I embarked on my year abroad thousands of miles away from home. No text book exercises or comical conversation classes could have prepared me for life à la Martiniquaise nor come anywhere close to that joyous feeling of finally ‘settling in’…

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