Senegal 2013

USAIDSenegal_trimNayah Solutions, in collaboration with USAID/EPQ and MobileSenegal, offers social media skills, mobile content design courses, and mentorships to middle and high school students in Ziguinchor, Senegal starting August 2013.

Target date: August 2013
Nayah Solutions: BeLinda Nichols
MobileSenegal: Dr. Christelle Scharff
USAid Senegal: Isabel Dillener

Courses

Social Media
Nayah Solutions offers a social media skills course for all interested students in our target grade level–middle and high school. In this course, we provide one-on-one mentoring to help students understand and master the course content.

Mobile Content Design
Mobile Senegal invites the brightest students from the social media course to learn HTML5 to design content for display on mobile devices. We will offer these students one-on-one mentoring for course content, as well as group technology events and coaching from technology professionals.

Students and Trainers

The program accepts any middle or high school student who displays a strong interest and aptitude in the social media course.

Nayah Solutions and Mobile Senegal selects and trains local university students as course trainers and mentors.

Program Implementation

USAID/EPQ Senegal provides on-the-ground support for mobilizing the community and managing the program implementation.

Community Mobilization

  • Establish relationships and terms of engagement with local middle/high schools and university
  • Gather parents together to talk about the program
  • Discuss the program with the local education community
  • Promote the program through media coverage (such as news articles, local radio station broadcasts, and so on)

Program Management
Track progress and provide on-the-ground support for trainers, mentors, and students.

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