Grant ID: 3g3yk75
Leveraging technology as a tool rather than a solution to empower youth and provide access to education that develops talent and skills and also solves local issues within communities
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What’s your vision for how your project will impact The Graph and/or web3?:
There is a deep disconnect in Kenya around technology, education, and youth and our vision is to educate and motivate local youth in the remote communities to participate in the Web3 revolution and establish or expand on the Graph network/ethereum network.To organically grow the Web3 communities, bring more active participation, and amplify the Graph and ethereum ecosystem by onboarding more advocates, onboarding more students, trainers, and developers to the grants program, learning about the Graph/web3 through workshops, bootcamps, hackathons, and invitations to webinars, and so on.To increase the community’s application, adoption, and development of web3 and blockchain in general and to promote local solutions to problems such as climate change through technology and youth participation.
What can you share about any past work that is relevant to this grant?:
I’ve organized community gatherings in my area of expertise and home, engaged in virtual Web3 communities on Twitter, and actively promoted the Web3 Revolution in online venues. I am also part of organizing ETHSafari which is the biggest ETH event taking place in Africa to date.
Can you share any information about current/past web3 experience?:
I am the founder of a tech startup related to web security and web3 security. I have trained colleagues in the complex nature of blockchain security, technology, and cryptocurrencies without bias, since many have fallen victim to crypto schemes due to a lack of understanding regarding the validity of the companies. I have shown some of my region’s current Web3 Communities how The Graph translates, organizes, and shares all of the world’s public information across apps in a speedy and secure manner. I have developed on Web3 to motivate myself and stay up with my abilities in writing smart contracts. https://twitter.com/i/lists/1505569851452149765
Why are you interested in contributing to The Graph and/or web3?:
Web 3 and decentralization has a powerful role in society and in Kenya there is a great opportunity for education and for empowering youth and contributing to localized solutions that create a better situation for us all. Aminia DAO hopes to bring together future leaders with the shared objective of enhancing their expertise, technical, and presentation abilities, as well as broadening their general understanding of the software industry. Students will compete in this challenge by working alone or in teams of up to four to develop a technical project in 36 hours. Hundreds of kids will be able to improve their communication skills, leadership qualities, creativity, and programming expertise as a result of this. Participants will meet seasoned mentors and keynote speakers, as well as other adolescents in the STEM community, at our event. These sessions will present and expand on upcoming technologies that hackers will use in their hackathon projects.