Three films on transforming girls’ education through technology in Africa

Three films on transforming girls’ education through technology in Africa, directed by Edouard Joubeaud. 

My little thing is to plant a tree | Tanzania

Sheila, a student living in Dar es Saalam, Tanzania, learns in her computer lab about Wangari Maathai, the famous female Kenyan environmental activist. This lesson will build her trust in her future.
This film has won third Prize for "Womens Rights" in the My Hero International Film Festival

Firdous, Adelaide and Manal | Kenya

In their computer lab, Firdous, Adelaide and Manal, three close friends living in Mombasa, Kenya, discover the extraordinary life of activism of Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, the Nigerian female leader of the Abeokuta Women's Union

My Queen | Ethiopia

Haregewoin, an Ethiopian student, meets her former IT teacher. They talk about Njinga Mbandi, a famous African queen of the 17th century. Haregewoin will be carried away by her story and will get inspiration for her poetry.

Open Educational Resources

Challenge: Propose an alternative to the existing anglo-centric logo of Open Educational Resources (OER). The new logo should be adaptable to all world languages and use highly recognizable forms and symbols throughout different cultures.

The new Open Educational Resources logo was a way of create a common identity for the global community of practitioners, projects and researchers. The design creates a common visual idea and allows for the term Open Educational Resources to be expressed in different languages by integrating multilingual text framed by a common symbol. It was officially adopted in the World OER Congress at UNESCO's Headquarters in Paris. Since then, it has been translated by the crowd in over 30 languages. It represents "subtle and explicit representations of the subjects and goals of OER". 

Its full explanation and recommendation of use is available at the Manual of visual identity below:

Kanga

Challenge: promote a capacity building project for local radio stations in 7 Sub-Saharian African countries within primary (radio broadcasters) and secondary (radio audience) target groups.

Through in-place observation, it was identified that kanga was an element of non-traditional communication in the region. The colourful garment used throughout the African Great Lakes region features a strip in its edges with a written message. This message is called the jina (literally 'name') of the kanga. Messages are often in the form of riddles or proverbs. 

A thematic kanga was designed with the project colors, branding and core elements. The result was that not only the radio staff but the community/audience using the kangas in a myriad of ways: sewing shirts and dresses, as posters in the studio, table cloth, etc

 

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