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« When we first started talking about Smart Schools – these new types of classrooms connecting students’ tablets to a digital board and creating collective learning experiences -, many people had doubts…. And yet, we have set up pilot projects in Mali, the Ivory Coast and Equatorial Guinea – while such Smartschools remain quite rare in other parts of the world. We need Smart Schools to prepare children for the Information Age.

Now that we got the ball rolling, the initiative will gain momentum.  Africa can quickly become a world class benchmark in this field. This is « The advantage of economic backwardness ». We are proof that this theory from Gerschenkron, stating that the more backward an economy is at the outset of economic development, the greater the scale of technical development since it benefits from all the latest breakthroughs, is true. Supporting the education sector is a priority; we offer young people access to information and technology, so as to enable and empower them to develop their potential».

Samba Bathily, PDG Fondateur du groupe ADS

AFRITEKIT

AFRITEK IT

AFRITEK IT

Afritek, a subsidiary of the ADS diversified Group, is an IT integrator and solutions provider (mainly B2G or B2B) that works for African governments, institutions and the private sector. Its objective is to revolutionize education in Africa by making it easier to access information and communication technologies (ICTs) in schools.
Afritek IT uses partnerships and innovative solutions to help young Africans reach their full potential and drive inclusive growth.
Key partners: MICROSOFT/Education Department (United States), SAMSUNG (Korea), OBERTHUR TECHNOLOGIES (France), OMNIACOM (Tunisia), POINT OF VIEW (the Netherlands), NUMHERIT (Senegal), HUAWEI (China)
For further information visit: http://afritek-it.com/

SOLEKTRA-SOLAR-ACADEMY

SOLEKTRA SOLAR ACADEMY

SOLEKTRA SOLAR ACADEMY

To achieve the vision and growth forecasts for Africa and elsewhere, Solektra International decided to create Africa’s first solar academy - a center of excellence in electrical solutions set up with the training solutions expert, Lucas Nuelle. It will train young engineers and electricians keen to complete specialist courses in order to acquire a better understanding of solar technologies. Based in Bamako, Mali, the Solektra Solar Academy, the first ‘Solar Tech Institute’, will provide a combination of theoretical and practical sessions in the field. The Solektra Solar Academy was inaugurated in December 2015, with trainings expected to start in January 2016.
Key partners: LUCAS NUELLE (Germany)
http://solaracademy.solektra-international.com/

LESDEP-LOGO

LESDEP SKILLS CENTER

LESDEP SKILLS CENTER

Present in Ghana, Burkina Faso, Niger, In Rwanda, the Republic of Guinea, Senegal and Cameroon, Lesdep Skill Center program aims to provide young Africans with on-the ground training to help them find sustainable jobs. The aim ultimately is to promote the development of small and medium enterprises by giving young trainees the opportunity to master the technical equipment in use in the industry they want to work for, and all the necessary skills to succeed in their project. Lesdep Skill Center is an initiative of the KS Academy, designed by KS Infosystems and Indocorp; the program works in partnership with the various ministers responsible for vocational training in the countries concerned.