atingi, the digital learning platform of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has exceeded expectations in its first year reaching nearly one million youths in Africa.
Within twelve months, atingi has reached almost a million people in Africa and already enabled 100,000 of them to access vocational education and self-development courses for free.
atingi means “to achieve” in Esperanto and the platform strives to improve the employability of young people through modern digital learning opportunities.
Jan-Gerrit Groeneveld, Project Leader, atingi, said he is encouraged by the development and first stage results of the atingi initiative.He noted that e-learning is ideal for the digital transfer of knowledge and improvement of the living conditions for many people in African countries. “The Coronavirus pandemic once again incontrovertibly demonstrated to us how important it is to digitalise education, thereby facilitating access for all,” he said. “atingi has succeeded in enabling people on the ground to receive education and training via the latest technology, both ensuring people access skills development easily and that digital transformation in Africa is advanced substantially too. “
Although atingi is developed for people in all German Development Cooperation partner countries, the current focus is specifically on facilitating African economic growth. BMZ has chosen four pilot countries for a more intensive engagement namely Togo, Niger, Rwanda and Benin.Click below to share this article