Samfya

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Projects:
Mixed Methods UJ
T-TEL
RFF Zambia
OER Guidance for Schools
OER4Schools (since 2009)
ORBIT (2011-2012)
ANTSIT (2010-2011)
UNESCO Access2OER (2009)
Samfya (2008-2011)
Steeple (2008-2010)
CamTV (2008-2010)
ICTP WS (2007)
OpenLearning (2007-now)
VideoUnit (2006-2013)
Video Hosting (2005/2006)
ScienceLive (2005-now)
MediaPlayer (2003-2010)
BlueSci (2002-2005)

In Zambia, in partnership with Goldman Sachs and the University of Cambridge, CAMFED launched the 10,000 Women Program in Young Women's Leadership and Enterprise in 2008.

To find out more, you can watch "The Entrepreneurs", which profiles young women participants as they embark on five months of intensive training. In this clip, Alan Jackson of Aptivate explains some of the ideas underlying the engagement.

As part of the programme, the Samfya Resource Centre was established. It is located in a remote fishing area in Northern Zambia. Run solely by Camfed graduates, the centre serves over 480 students, graduates and community members a month. Providing computers, multimedia resources and IT training, the Samfya Resource Centre is the only viable internet center within hundreds of miles, serving a community of over 191,000 people.

The following film showcases Penelope, head of IT at the Samfya Resource Center, and the montage showcases Fatuma:

  
   

For more details about Aptivate's involvement, and some of my own reflections, see Samfya.