Highlight: ethno e-empowerment

  • 14th November 2017
  • by secretary

8–9 November 2017. Brussels, Belgium. The 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Coalition of European Lobbies for Eastern African Pastoralism (CELEP) was organised by VSF-Belgium.

One of the partners of the AGM is up4change, an NGO with the mission to bring new educational opportunities with multimedia e-learning programs to illiterate communities around the world. 
  • While working with nomads in Northern Kenia since 2012 up4change discovered that pastoralists use mobile technology with ease and
    up4change became a 
    new member of CELEP


  • Based on this experience up4change started to deploy newest tablet PCs for educational programs which integrate videos and other rich media content relying on tablet-based eBooks as a learning tool.
  • eeem.org makes the best use of technological progress and indispensable social skills of people.
  • It educates barefoot teachers to become multipliers. They will spread mobile multimedia learning approaches to more people and will also document their educational progress.

The eBooks cover a large variety of situations, sceneries and tasks of nomads’ everyday life, such as:

  • Manyatta – the village
  • Fora – grazing zone
  • Market – buying and selling
  • Town – scratch cards, M-Pesa and buying goods
  • Animal Health – symptoms, diseases and treatment
  • Drought Resilience – preparation and protection
  • Alternative Livelihoods – banking, fish and hay
  • Celebrations and Conflicts

Relatedgo to http://www.eeem.org/pilot-project/ you will find more videos .