June 3, 2013 Lauren

Help Zamrize turn dreamers into creators

UPDATE: Congrats to Joy and the Zamrize team for raising $11,630.00 to turn dreamers into creators! If you’re curious about what they’re up to next, check out the Zamrize website or follow Zamrize on Facebook and Twitter.

My friend Joy Buolamwini is turning dreamers into creators through Zamrize, an organization that empowers Zambian youth to become creators of technology.

In partnership with local organizations, Zamrize will promote social entrepreneurship and help accelerate “impact projects” that create value for the local community. Zamrize will also ensure diverse participation in the new technology economy by providing a curriculum and hands-on learning lab focused on 3 elements: Exposure, Education & Entrepreneurship.

Zamrize Elements: Exposure, Education, Entrepreneurship

As a Fulbright Fellow, Joy has an incredible opportunity to spend 7 months in Zambia to establish an Integrative Computational Experience (ICE) Lab that will give Zambian youth access to hands-on training in software development and electronics. She needs your help to launch this innovative program. Joy is on a mission to raise $10k to provide equipment for the lab, including: laptops, smartphone, tablets and curriculum materials.

Head over to Indiegogo to learn more about Zamrize and get involved

 

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Lauren Lauren is the founder and host of Digital Diversity, a web series and online community highlighting people of color making an impact in new media and tech.

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