theur4africaproject:

Check out Gidi Mobile Limited located in Lagos, Nigeria.  This technology firm is aiming to push the envelope in this global market when it comes to innovation, technology and local impact. 

Their target. Young Africans.

Gidi Mobile created gidimo, which is Africa’s first mobile learning platform, and the only app focused on addressing the personal growth aspirations of 300m young Africans. gidimo is Africa’s pioneer consumer mobile learning & growth platform, with a promise to help young Africans BE all that they can BE. With projections of 500m young Africans by 2045, gidimo is bringing cutting-edge mobile technology to addressing the knowledge gaps that must be bridged to create populations of optimistic, self-confident and self-driven young people.

#admirethehustle #Gidimo

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theur4africaproject:

Big shout out to all our supporters!
Public Art Project starts up its second session February 14th. Email us at pap@theur4africaproject.org for more info.
#kidsandart #thinkoutsideofthebox #Nigeria #youth #artists

YES! Thank you!
#itstartswithus

theur4africaproject:

Big shout out to all our supporters!

Public Art Project starts up its second session February 14th. Email us at pap@theur4africaproject.org for more info.

#kidsandart #thinkoutsideofthebox #Nigeria #youth #artists

YES! Thank you!

#itstartswithus

Reblogged from The UR4Africa Project

awkwardsituationist:

to avoid paying a construction fee, jack mubiru, a father of the skateboarding scene in uganda, fabricated a story about building a private enclosure for a pet crocodile. most local officials and neighborhood residents had never heard of skateboarding. yet six years later, the sport has spread from the skate park to the streets, attracting children as young as five and adult women.  

photographer yann gross always takes his deck with him on his journeys. during one trip to eastern africa, yann encountered a group of skaters in kitintale, a suburb of kampala, who had built the first and only half pipe in uganda. he ended up spending several months with the skaters, becoming a full member of the group, documenting a unique skate culture that, given the area’s contingencies, has styles and tricks all its own. 

text adapted from joel vacheron and julie bosman   

#ohsnap

#exciting

africanstories:

Burkina Faso

#AfricasYoungPeople

africanstories:

Burkina Faso

#AfricasYoungPeople

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theur4africaproject:

Day 3 of The Public Art Project in Lagos, Nigeria!
The first phase of this program has gone by so fast but we are looking forward to more in January and again in the summer of next year!
Learn more about The Public Art Project on our website http://www.theur4africaproject.org.
Get involved! Join the movement!
It starts with us.

#joinus

theur4africaproject:

Day 3 of The Public Art Project in Lagos, Nigeria!

The first phase of this program has gone by so fast but we are looking forward to more in January and again in the summer of next year!

Learn more about The Public Art Project on our website http://www.theur4africaproject.org.

Get involved! Join the movement!

It starts with us.

#joinus

Reblogged from The UR4Africa Project

theur4africaproject:

Magic is happening in Lagos on Saturdays!

The Public Art Project is in progress. 

Learn more and join us!

http://www.theur4africaproject.org

#ANewNigeria 

#YES #yay

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We are exhausted but I gotta say it was an awesome day!

We met our students. We drew, we danced, we talked! We know that, for many of our young people in Nigeria, the interest and the desire to create is there but the opportunities are not!

Keep sharing our cause with others, keep us in your thoughts, keep supporting and keep an eye out for updates next week!

1 Day down three to go!

It starts with us.

publicartproject2013naija:


Hello, my name is Olubusola Ajayi. I am a Nigerian-American filmmaker and media educator who recently relocated back to Lagos. Now, I was a really fortunate kid growing up because both of my parents totally supported my dreams. I saw Who Framed Roger Rabbit at the age of eight and I was hooked. I was going to make movies. In my culture, most Nigerian children are not given the opportunity to dream of being some big time moviemaker, at least not for long. We are encouraged to be doctors and accountants, lawyers, and engineers. Fortunately for me my parents supported me the whole way from my interests in animation, to studying photography in college and then film production in graduate school. My parents always saw the bigger picture. They believed that by investing in my dreams that I would pay it forward to my own children someday and most especially my country. 
In addition to being a filmmaker and media educator, I am the Co-founder of The UR4Africa Project, a grassroots organization that strives for the empowerment of youth and women through media making in Africa. Our newest initiative, The Public Art Program (PAP) is an art education and exchange program for youth and local artists but it also seeks to engage local Nigerian communities. PAP’s primary objectives are inspiration, the development of new ideas and engaging our local communities. In addition to teaching art and media skills, we are promoting equal collaboration between people of different social classes and encouraging care and responsibility for community.
PAP is for young Nigerians because we understand that the young people we work with will become adults and be different. They will grow to care for one another no matter their social class, they will grow to feel responsible for their communities no matter their tribe, they will grow to be self sufficient because the skills they acquire will help them think outside of the box. These youths are our future leaders, people who believe in integrity over corruption, society over self. PAP’s young creators will grow to be leaders who understand that no nation has promise if they are not lead by someone with a vision or dream. PAP will help to usher in a generation of socially conscious and creative citizens and this is only the beginning. 
This message is a call to action to support our cause. We are in the process of piloting our first program at the end of September and we are so close. Any monetary support would be a great help but even supporting us in our efforts to cut our costs for things such as food, transportation, and/or supplies will ensure our first year is successful. As a media educator I have seen first hand what programs such as PAP can do in the lives of young people and their communities. Join us! And please share and support our cause with others! 
We have been receiving art supplies (sketchbooks, pens, pencils, erasers, markers, paint, etc.) at: 


The UR4Africa Project 
7105 3rd Avenue #227 
Brooklyn, NY 11209 
To support us monetarily please go to our Go Fund Me campaign, link here.
Thank you so much for your support! I look forward to introducing you to the talented young creators and artists we are working with this year. 
Sincerely,
Olubusola ‘Shola’ Ajayi
Co-Founder, The UR4Africa Project 


#whyitmatters

publicartproject2013naija:

Hello, my name is Olubusola Ajayi. I am a Nigerian-American filmmaker and media educator who recently relocated back to Lagos. Now, I was a really fortunate kid growing up because both of my parents totally supported my dreams. I saw Who Framed Roger Rabbit at the age of eight and I was hooked. I was going to make movies. In my culture, most Nigerian children are not given the opportunity to dream of being some big time moviemaker, at least not for long. We are encouraged to be doctors and accountants, lawyers, and engineers. Fortunately for me my parents supported me the whole way from my interests in animation, to studying photography in college and then film production in graduate school. My parents always saw the bigger picture. They believed that by investing in my dreams that I would pay it forward to my own children someday and most especially my country.

In addition to being a filmmaker and media educator, I am the Co-founder of The UR4Africa Project, a grassroots organization that strives for the empowerment of youth and women through media making in Africa. Our newest initiative, The Public Art Program (PAP) is an art education and exchange program for youth and local artists but it also seeks to engage local Nigerian communities. PAP’s primary objectives are inspiration, the development of new ideas and engaging our local communities. In addition to teaching art and media skills, we are promoting equal collaboration between people of different social classes and encouraging care and responsibility for community.

PAP is for young Nigerians because we understand that the young people we work with will become adults and be different. They will grow to care for one another no matter their social class, they will grow to feel responsible for their communities no matter their tribe, they will grow to be self sufficient because the skills they acquire will help them think outside of the box. These youths are our future leaders, people who believe in integrity over corruption, society over self. PAP’s young creators will grow to be leaders who understand that no nation has promise if they are not lead by someone with a vision or dream. PAP will help to usher in a generation of socially conscious and creative citizens and this is only the beginning.

This message is a call to action to support our cause. We are in the process of piloting our first program at the end of September and we are so close. Any monetary support would be a great help but even supporting us in our efforts to cut our costs for things such as food, transportation, and/or supplies will ensure our first year is successful. As a media educator I have seen first hand what programs such as PAP can do in the lives of young people and their communities. Join us! And please share and support our cause with others!

We have been receiving art supplies (sketchbooks, pens, pencils, erasers, markers, paint, etc.) at:

The UR4Africa Project

7105 3rd Avenue #227 

Brooklyn, NY 11209 

To support us monetarily please go to our Go Fund Me campaign, link here.

Thank you so much for your support! I look forward to introducing you to the talented young creators and artists we are working with this year.

Sincerely,

Olubusola ‘Shola’ Ajayi

Co-Founder, The UR4Africa Project 

#whyitmatters

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