Stanford University Supports Mothers’ Education in South Africa
By Stefano Montanari As she gets ready for her daily visits as a community health worker, Nomfusi Nquru makes sure that she has not forgotten her new tablet. A trained mentor mother with the Philani Maternal, Child Health and Nutrition Trust, Nquru is among the 12 workers who are testing tablets pre-loaded with educational videos provided by Stanford University to help expand access to health knowledge in the Khayelitsha Township, the poorest and fastest growing slum near Cape Town, South Africa, home to some 500,000 people.
Former Foster Youth Graduates With Help of Mentors
Even while wearing a long black gown, Iberia Zafira didn’t feel like a graduate. But when she walked into Stanford University’s football stadium, which holds 50,000 people, and heard the cheers of close friends, Zafira says she realized she had finally reached the end of her collegiate journey.