Diji: Learn in your language on your phone

Of the 1.3 billion people on the African continent, how many do you think speak English, French, German or another European language as their first language?  While these languages are the common choice for business, education, advertising and the internet in Africa, it may surprise you to learn that only 0.5% of Africans speak English …

iAfrika 2020 – digital access and growth

The coronavirus pandemic has had far-reaching consequences for all aspects of life. A number of countries have implemented partial or full lockdowns to prevent the spread of the virus and people are staying at home, and going online. Many activities that we once did in person – shopping, business meetings, going to school, birthday parties …

iAfrika Pilot Project Report

iAfrika is a digital libraries service that provides access to cultural and historical information in African languages. This type of information is often unavailable in books or on the Internet but is important to people’s cultures, histories and identities. Based on McNulty Consulting’s theory of change, iAfrika has the potential to:  Develop people’s digital skills, Improve …

Oral history and ICT training for the Rural Women’s Movement

Last week we provided training, in conjunction with the Ulwazi Programme, for the Rural Women’s Movement.  The training was divided into two parts; the use and practice of oral history and an introduction to ICT.  The idea behind the training was that participants would be given valuable skills for their own work and could also …