47th Session of Permanent Representatives Committee of AU Set To Commence in AddisFootsteps For Africa unveils renovated Eros Girls’ School hostel

Addis Ababa: The Forty Seventh (47th) Ordinary Session of the African Union's Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC) is set to commence in Addis Ababa on coming Monday. The session will be held under the theme of the year: "Educate an African fit for the 21st Century: Building resilient education systems for increased access to inclusive, lifelong, quality, and relevant learning in Africa." The objective of the meeting is to discuss various draft reports and prepare the agenda of the Forty Forth (44th) Ordinary Session of the Executive Council scheduled to take place 14-15 February 2024, in Addis Ababa. The opening ceremony will feature statements from the Chairperson of the Commission and the Chairperson of the PRC. Participants at the PRC meeting will include Ambassadors from African Union Member States and AU officials. Source: Ethiopian News Agency WINDHOEK: Footsteps For Africa Founder, Austin Cameron, on Friday unveiled the newly renovated hostel at the Eros Girls' School. The hostel's renovation, which was done at a cost of N.dollars 1 million, was the brainchild of Footsteps For Africa, aided by their donors. Speaking at the unveiling ceremony in the capital, Jordania Andima, Footseps For Africa's country representative, outlined the process of having this project completed. 'We visited the school earlier in the year around January and spoke to the school principal and alerted her that we are in search of projects for the year. After that we put out a call for donors and luckily, we got a generous donation for the renovation of the school hostel, which started in November 2023,' said Andima. She further explained that this is only phase one of the work they will be doing at Eros Girls' School and that they are deliberating on how to further improve the learning environment for the students. Speaking at the same occasion, Executive Director in t he Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture, Sanet Steenkamp, expressing her gratitude to the work that had been done by Footsteps For Africa, and how it will greatly improve the livelihoods for the young girls. 'You used your mind and your heart as well as your hands and did something amazing,' stated Steenkamp. She further expressed her admiration towards resource schools stating that they have a special place in her heart and encourages many other schools to learn from them. Source: The Namibia Press Agency