Empowering makers to develop sustainable projects, and use making to solve local challenges and create an exchange of best practices between locals.
Are you interested in creative problem solving using technology? Would you like to help us spread your passion for technology in Zambia & and the rest of Africa?
The AfriMakers project will be visiting Zambia from Sunday 23rd February till Saturday 1st March to train facilitators on spreading latest technologies among 7 – 16 year olds in Zambia and ِAfrica.
The training workshops will cover Arduino & Raspberry Pi programming as well as some electronics basics.
AfriMakers has already delivered maker workshops focused on local challenges in Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, and Rwanda. This week, BongoHive will host workshops and events. Other countries to be visited include South Africa, Ghana, and Nigeria.
Are you available to attend all of the training sessions this week (evening of Mon 24th, Tue 25th, & Wed 26), mentoring sessions (Thur 27 & Fri 28), and the MakerFaire4Makers (March 1st – all day)?
BongoHive will receive a HacKidemia maker box of tools and AfriMakers will recruit a local team to be trained to organize and run hands-on workshops in local private and public schools.
Maker Box Contents:
4 Arduino, 2 Makey-Makey, 1 Raspberry Pie an RFID starter kit a Soldering kit useful for upcycling and building electronics 5 Humidity and Temperature sensors 2 Pulse sensors, 1 Color detector sensor, 1 Carbon Monoxide sensor, a Camera module, tons of tools like LEDs, cables, batteries, bread boards, copper tape, tools pliers, scissors and alligator clips and lots of more!
Fellowships will be offered for members of each team to go and train other hubs and makers in the region and nearby countries. The idea of the project is to plant the seed of local change through social entrepreneurship, digital fabrication and regional collaboration.