Bringing Literacy, Education and Development to disadvantaged communities across Africa
Pan-African Connection - is a concern that aims to address the needs that exist in many parts of Africa for literacy, education, access to health-care and development.
Pan-African Connection is working on solutions that will confront the needs of disadvantaged communities across the continent, with a comprehensive, non sectarian engagement to improve these localities.
Browse around to learn of the efficiencies of scale that this project plans to achieve to make affordable education and accessible communications in rural Africa in support of the local economies.
Along with addressing the most basic of human needs in these remote communities, the project addresses the need to engage the local problems of global warming, that have started to affect areas of Africa.
The tremendous population growth that is expected to occur in Africa over the next 20 to 30 years is also addressed. By bringing literacy and education and increased levels of economic activity into these remote communities; the worst uneducated and unskilled people are stemmed.
It brings into these communities the skills and knowledge needed to develop agriculture from subsistence farming to thriving local communities that fend-off famine and poverty.
This project is not going to take the place of any other non-governmental organization doing work in Africa; instead, it is enhancing both the work of the national and regional governments and the work of the NGO's. It brings efficiencies of scale and the effectiveness and opportunities that better communications makes possible to leapfrog over some of the problems.
Once these communities are connected and thriving; they will be participating in offsetting the costs of increased levels of services brought to them via the same communications platform. They will become active parts of their regional economies.
There has been some progress since these figures and ideas were first proposed in 2006. However the need is still there as advances that had been made under better economic conditions have retrenched in many areas. The need for the services proposed by Pan-African are no less needed today; actually there is a greater need for the suite of services envisioned.