From digital learning to digital entrepreneurship – a library of difference


We know that literacy is a continuing challenge in South Africa. The ability to read is a vital skill, but so many South African children struggle to meet this important milestone. Qhawe Bula – a second-year Social Sciences student at UCT – wants to change this through digital entrepreneurship, with a digital library of audiobooks for children aged 2 to 9 years old.

Written for South Africans, by South Africans

The library, called TAQA, is a celebration of South African culture. The stories are written by South African authors and are available in all of our 11 official languages. This ensures that the stories are highly relatable to children’s real-life experiences, while also increasing literacy in mother tongue language as well as second language skills.

“We believe that it’s important for young South Africans to see themselves and their languages represented and celebrated in mainstream storytelling. We are committed to telling proudly South African stories,” Bula said.

The library has received local and international attention

Qhawe Bula and his team entered TAQA into the 2020 Entrepreneurship Intervarsity competition, where it excelled in the business ideas category. They have also partnered with Nal’ibali, an award-winning international literacy NPO. They are also open to partnering with government and other organisations to help make TAQA accessible to children from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds.

“TAQA’s main aim is to protect and celebrate African cultures and identities. We believe that by leveraging language and technology we can go a long way towards achieving this goal,” Bula said.

Now that’s social and digital entrepreneurship at its best! As many of you know, we’re great fans of social entrepreneurship that incorporates digital learning, to give young South Africans new skills and knowledge. Check out our new online entrepreneurship learning programme, providing teens with free access to a range of valuable business skills!





Source link

Get in Touch

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Related Articles

Save $100 on Echo Dot and Ring Peephole Cam bundle Black Friday deal

Our team is dedicated to finding and telling you...

Jason Isaacs doubts he’ll star in “anything as original again” after ‘The OA’

Jason Isaacs has praised the originality of The OA. The actor, who played Dr Hap Percy on the Netflix show before it was cancelled, spoke...

The Mandalorian Erases Jeans Guy Blooper from Last Week’s Episode

Jeans Guy has been edited out of The Mandalorian Chapter 12. The blooper was on track to become bigger than the Game of...

Get in Touch

21,097FansLike
2,455FollowersFollow
16,800SubscribersSubscribe

Latest Posts

Save $100 on Echo Dot and Ring Peephole Cam bundle Black Friday deal

Our team is dedicated to finding and telling you...

Jason Isaacs doubts he’ll star in “anything as original again” after ‘The OA’

Jason Isaacs has praised the originality of The OA. The actor, who played Dr Hap Percy on the Netflix show before it was cancelled, spoke...

The Mandalorian Erases Jeans Guy Blooper from Last Week’s Episode

Jeans Guy has been edited out of The Mandalorian Chapter 12. The blooper was on track to become bigger than the Game of...

Dorothy Day, Co-Founder of the Catholic Worker Movement, Was a Radical Activist

While in her 20s in New York City, Day got an abortion for a pregnancy conceived during an ill-fated relationship, from an ex-boyfriend...

27 Cute Slippers for Women – House Slippers for Lounging

Retailers Remember those things we used to wear on our feet to go outside, during the Before Time? Shoes, I think they were called?...