I do a lot of things…
The Kuyu Project is a digital literacy initiative aimed at teaching African youth how to fully utilize social media and other digital tools to effect social change in their communities to achieve their goals and objectives.
I do this because I deeply believe that by teaching digital skill sets and techniques we are essentially fueling the dreams and aspirations of young minds which might one day lead to the innovations and technologically driven solutions that will change Africa and the world.
The Kuyu Project is a non profit registered in Louisiana, USA.
“If stories come to you, care for them. And learn to give them away where they are needed. Sometimes a person needs a story more than food to stay alive” – Barry Lopez, Crow and Weasel, 1990
StorySpaces is a digital storytelling platform that builds on an age-old African tradition of storytelling. The core element of storytelling connects generations together through binding values that help people identify with, and relate to each other.
This quality can easily be transmuted to fostering stronger bonds between communities that they can build on to advance societal agendas such as education, health and governance.
StorySpaces is designed to give digital storytelling creators and consumers the tools to recreate and re-imagine Africa by deviating from existing storylines and succeeding in establishing a new powerful vision of growth and change across the continent.
The act of creating something together with others is something that builds community, culture (shared attitudes and behaviours within the community) and social identity (our identity in relationship to the community).
Jamlab is a community that co-creates ideas through the strategic use of digital technology to achieve personal goals as well as societal objectives.
We believe co-creation aided by digital technology and supported by a community is a sure way of moulding young minds to be active participants of a networked and knowledge society.