Commitment to Action

Extending a Model for Community Empowerment Across Africa

Commitment by

Tostan

In 2008, Tostan committed to teaching literacy and numeracy skills to non-literate, lowest-income rural populations with the use of mobile technology through the Jokko Initiative and through its Community Empowerment Program (CEP). The newly developed Mobile Phone for Community Empowerment module enables community members to exchange information at a large scale and prepares rural populations for added-value mobile services such as mobile banking and insurance.

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Commitment

Extending a Model for Community Empowerment Across Africa

Launched

2008

Est. Duration

4 Years

Estimated Total Value

$36,000,000

Region

Middle East & North Africa, Africa

Countries

Djibouti, GAMBIA, GUINEA, Guinea-Bissau, MAURITANIA, SENEGAL, SOMALIA

Commitment by

Tostan

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Daniel Annerose, Nike Foundation, Ann M. Veneman, Elizabeth Skouras Huttinger, Henry S. Wallace, Gail Kaneb, Tom Kaneb, Maria S. Eitel, University of California, Berkeley, Jim R. Greenbaum, Soukeyna Ndiave Ba, Christy Wallace, UNICEF