The Barbarian Group is handling “branding and identity work, design and development of the website and ongoing social media efforts” for “Project Hello World” an initiative by Projects For All “that provides internet access and digital education to underprivileged African communities” via solar-powered computer stations.
You can view some inspiring video footage of Project Hello World’s rollout in Suleja, Niger State above. The first of the project’s stations is expected to reach over 2,000 people. Children of Suleja are thrilled with the new technology and “can regularly be found playing the Hub’s pre-programed math and science games.”
Project Hello World was developed as an innovative approach to combat the over 134 million children in Sub-Saharan Africa who have never attended shcool, allowing access to technology and education to those who would otherwise never have it. “Our aim is to empower at both the individual and community level,” explains founder & CEO of Projects For All, Katrin Macmillan. “The hubs link children with e-mentors in London via Skype, provide teachers with digital support, and create sustainable programs that arm adults with new skill sets and enable community self-sufficiency.”
Project Hello World will continue expanding, adding hubs across Africa as it attempts to fulfill its mission of “reaching more than 2 million people over the next 5 years.” We wish them the best of luck in their admirable endeavor. You can learn more about the project here, and why not check out some of Projects For All’s other amazing projects on their website as well?