CyberSmart Africa is an African initiative to improve the quality of teaching at schools in Senegal (among other places) via the use of solar-powered whiteboards. In order to gain parents’ and community leaders’ trust in these new teaching methods, CyberSmart Africa employs digital storytelling as an extension of traditional storytelling customs.
Multimedia Research and Documentation of African Oral Genres: Connecting Diasporas and Local Audiences
This project focusses on technologies that enable students to provide the “owners” of the oral texts with access to recordings and scientific insights in multi-media format.
“Qwasha!” is a public internet archive of “counter-tales”, i.e. local media, songs, interviews and stories of communities in Durban and the surrounding areas produced with their participation. The archive is still in the initial stages. It contains texts as well as audio and video recordings.