The Kiwix4Schools Africa Mentorship Program is set to launch on the 16th of March 2023, and it promises to be a game-changer in the education sector in Africa. The program aims to bring educational information to the fingertips of students in Africa who do not have access to the internet.
For many students in Africa, access to educational resources is a luxury that they cannot afford. With limited access to the internet, these students often struggle to get the educational materials they need to excel in their studies. The Kiwix4Schools Africa Mentorship Program seeks to bridge this gap by providing students with access to educational materials offline. For the past two years, this project has been implemented in Ghana where we shared our learnings and we are optimistic about impacting many more communities across Africa.
The mentorship program is tailored to train and mentor volunteers across Africa who are passionate about bringing offline solutions to their communities. The program offers an opportunity for volunteers to learn more about Kiwix, acquire the necessary skills to use the software, and implement the project in their communities. This presents a unique opportunity for volunteers to gain skills and knowledge while contributing to the education sector in their communities.
The main objective of the Kiwix4schools project is to serve schools and community learning centers, particularly those in remote areas, by providing them with access to educational resources relevant to their audience. Under the leadership of trained and mentored volunteers, schools and learning centers within their communities will have access to this educational content. The volunteers will work closely with schools and learning centers, providing training, support, and guidance as they navigate the portal.
The program's launch is an exciting opportunity for organizations/Institutions, communities, educators, students, and stakeholders in the education sector. It promises to be informative and insightful. Attendees will get the opportunity to learn more about the program, its objectives, the opportunities available to them, and how it seeks to improve access to education in Africa. The event will also feature speakers who will provide valuable insights into the education sector in Africa and the challenges that students face in accessing educational resources. We have speakers Like Stephane Coillet-Matillon the CEO of Kiwix, Felix Nartey Snr. Programs Officer, at Wikimedia Foundation, Ama Serwah Nerquaye-Tetteh the Secretary-General of the Ghana Commission for UNESCO, Sara from Open Knowledge Foundation, and Francis Acquah Amaning, President of Internet Society Ghana Chapter to throw more light on the topic.
Take advantage of this opportunity to be a part of the launch of the Kiwix4Schools Africa Mentorship Program. Register now using the link provided and join us on the 16th of March 2023 at 16:00 UTC. Let's work together to improve access to education in Africa.
The Kiwix4Schools Africa Mentorship Program has been developed and launched with the help of several supporting partners. Kiwix whose open-source software has made it possible for us to provide offline access to educational materials, Wikimedia Foundation for supporting the project financially, and the Ghana Commission for UNESCO, Open Knowledge Foundation, Open Society Ghana Chapter, and Labdoo all provided invaluable support and partnership for the program. The partners' commitment to promoting education in Africa and improving access to educational resources has been critical to the success of the program.