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In Conjunction with eLearning Africa, International Conference on ICT for Development, Education and Training
Our Mission

Our mission is to make a lasting positive impact on the sectors benefiting the most from ICT in Africa. We do so by investing in Africa's grassroots changemakers and leveraging the potential that Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) can offer.

What makes this Trust unique is our focus on the richness of Africa, not its poverty. Africa is on the move and African people are the key to its prosperity. However, having one of the largest populations of young people on earth places education at the heart of Africa's future. Technology-enhanced learning and access to digital information have a vital role to play in making the most of what education has to offer Africa's upcoming generations.

"I was delighted with the level of knowledge of all speakers in their subject areas as this made the learning and sharing a worthwhile experience for all."

Justin Mupinda, Computers for Zimbabwean Schools, Zimbabwe

"hough my background in ICT is solid there were some issues that have never crossed my mind. I took notice of the style of presentations made and I am taking to using social media to teach in the classroom."

Kofi Bentum Wilson, University of Education Winneba, Ghana

EAST scholarship recipient, 2013

"By mingling and sharing experiences with colleagues and experts at the conference, I was able to acquire knowledge and share best practices with others. I learned of new cost-effective technologies and open source resources that would help my organisation implement costeffective solutions for quality education at a lesser cost."

Connie Muleya, SOS Children's Villages, Zambia

EAST scholarship recipient, 2013

"I was most impressed with the organisation of the eLearning Africa Conference, the hospitality of the Namibian government and people, and the level of knowledge and interest from the delegates. With conferences like this, it is clear to see that Africa is rising!"

Barbara Mallinson, OBAMI, South Africa

"We shared our experiences but also we learned a lot from other countries. We shall make use of all the experiences we learned to advance eLearning at our centre but also in Tanzania and in the African region!"

Senga Pemba, Tanzanian Training Center for International Health (TTCIH), Tanzania

Whilst technology and innovation are usually synonymous with expert groups and the upper echelons of society, it is our conviction that as technology becomes cheaper, more connected and more powerful, its potential to impact education becomes relevant even for the most remote and underserved regions of Africa. It is therefore vital that grassroots changemakers across Africa are not alienated from learning innovation and technology, but rather that they are part of the process of innovation itself.

This is why we seek to sponsor the conference participation of as many low-income grassroots ICT changemakers. Their participation at Africa's premiere eLearning event helps to ensure that practical challenges and solutions are given the voice these deserve. Furthermore, it enables them to disseminate valuable knowledge to communities throughout Africa.