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EIFL-PLIP is proud to announce that the workshop proposal 'Public libraries: an e-learning space for young people' was chosen to be a special focus session at the 7th International Conference on ICT for Development, Education and Training, e-learning Africa 2012, showcasing the opportunity for public libraries to transform their educational role into e-learning based services for their communities.
e-learning Africa is the largest gathering of eLearning and ICT supported education and training professionals in Africa; delegates are high-level policy and decision makers and practitioners from education, business and government. Over 380 proposals from 70 different countries were received during the call for papers.
Monika Elbert, EIFL staff, with project leaders from 3 African EIFL-PLIP projects will be presenting the impacts of the projects: in the Tamale region of Northern Ghana, young women and men learn essential leadership and computer skills through their public library, building their confidence and preparing them for the world of work; youth are improving their employment opportunities in public libraries in two regions in Uganda by learning ICT skills (Lira district in northern Uganda and Masindi district in Western Uganda) and get connected to the job market; the Fish Hoek branch of the Cape Town public library system (South Africa) helps young people to become computer literate and to connect to further education, training and job opportunities in South Africa.
Read more abou the EIFL-PLIP Ghana project here.
Read more abou the EIFL-PLIP Uganda project here.
Read more abou the EIFL-PLIP South Africa project here.
Read the presentation summary of Public Libraries: an e-learning space for young people.