WHAT IS AI IN AFRICA
AI in Africa is a social impact programme of Kgalema Motlanthe Foundation and Fliptin Venture Builder. This exciting 3-day bootcamp is open to girls aged 15-18 from previously disadvantaged communities to create purposeful, high impact solutions that tackle challenges ranging from community safety to unemployment and education.
These girls-only bootcamps attempt to address the systematic exclusion of youth in a variety of 21st-century careers by offering a powerful platform to acquire new tools and knowledge, bettering their prospects at female digital inclusion and subsequently, socio-economic forecast.
WHY AI IN AFRICA
The AI revolution has begun in Africa, and it’s going to enable us to do more than ever before.
We believe girls should be at the center of the changes technology will bring. We aim to give them a head start by immersing them in this intervention. We believe that each girl should have the opportunity to explore opportunities in STEAM careers.
We are committed to equipping learners with 21st-century skills, which will help prepare South Africa for the 4th Industrial Revolution and lay the fundamental building blocks to creating an inclusive society.
Raising the number of female professionals in STEAM(Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) is a key step towards creating greater gender equality, and creating a strong and diverse base of women who will be future leaders. We want to instill a mindset change in all of the girls attending the event, to let them know that they are the future and that they can do anything they put their mind to.
We know that there isn’t a shortage of ideas, skills and imagination in our communities, what is often missing is access to platforms to demonstrate these abilities. We are committed to affording youth from previously disadvantaged communities the opportunity to develop their talents and technical understanding through our bootcamps.
AI in Africa exists to inspire and enable youth to design a better world. We aim to motivate girls to become problem-solving champions, build young super citizens and encourage them to have a passion for Africa.
AI in Africa is an EduK∞ (Educate) Initiative
ΕduK∞ is a social impact programme of the Kgalema Motlanthe Foundation and Fliptin Venture Builders, with the support of other partners. Our aim is to expose children to technology using practical, hands-on learning in the disciplines of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Robotics, Virtual Reality (VR) and Internet of Things (IoT) in order to motivate them to follow STEAM careers and entrepreneurship.