Digitally Democratizing Education
Through implementing digital infrastructure in developing nations, pioneering nonprofit ‘Africa Community Trust’ (ACT) provides education to the world's most marginalized communities. This year, ACT will launch ‘Wishing Wells’, a project focused on installing digital kiosks in remote communities. The kiosks will deliver educational access to African children via “schools in the cloud”, while simultaneously providing protection against human right violations through issuing digital birth certificates.
This focused conversation will feature ACT Founder Katrin Macmillan, President of digital agency The Barbarian Group, Sophie Kelly, and Sugata Mitra, pioneering education researcher + recipient of the 2013 TED Prize.
The presenters will discuss the importance of entrepreneurial approaches to development work, how the ACT overcomes the logistical challenges of reaching remote communities, and the importance of sustained digital programs in creating long term change.
Additional Supporting Materials
- How is digital education crucial to empowering marginalized communities?
- What are the biggest hurdles nonprofits face with providing digital access to third world nations?
- What types of data can be collected through digital initiatives in third world countries?
- How are digital programs providing new ways to volunteer?
- What role do digital birth certificates play in protecting children against human rights violations?
- Sophie Kelly The Barbarian Group
- Katrin Macmillan Africa Community Trust
- Sugata Mitra Newcastle University
Sophie Kelly The Barbarian Group
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