Brain drain: Pre-class activities

Pre-class activities

Prepare for your class by completing these activities!

Vocabulary matching


The first time you watch the video, pay special attention to the correct pronunciation of the following words:

The lure of better opportunities abroad has led to a significant shortage of medical professionals, straining healthcare systems and leaving local communities underserved.
Africa’s technological advancement heavily relies on skilled engineers and IT professionals. Unfortunately, many African countries struggle to retain their brightest minds in these fields.
This brain drain not only affects the quality of education, but also impedes the development of innovative solutions to Africa’s unique challenges, such as climate change, poverty alleviation, and sustainable development.

Comprehension questions