Mara Launches Free Online Course to Advance Blockchain and Financial Literacy in Africa
Pan-African phone maker Mara Group has launched a free online educational course with the aim of boosting blockchain adoption and digital finance culture in Africa.
The Mara Academy is designed and built to provide Africa-centric content. It is accessible to all and gives lifetime access to courses, resources and capstone projects.
“The education program is for anyone, anywhere, anytime. Through an innovative mix of delivery methods, partnerships and customizable content, we hope to meet people where they are and create communities of like-minded people not only involved in digital finance, but cultivating interests Commons,” said Kate Kallot, Co-Founder and Chief Impact Officer at Mara.
The program will go a long way in opening up the digital literacy learning space. An estimated 40% of Africans have never purchased digital assets, citing a lack of trust, price uncertainty, or insufficient information on how to purchase and hold these digital assets.
“The prioritization of financial literacy in Africa is important and the Mara Academy provides quality education, resources and opportunities to equip them with the skills required to diversify our future workforce,” said Chi Nnadi. , co-founder and CEO of Mara. .
Learners will also gain skills in budgeting, setting financial goals, investing, and managing wealth using digital tools. There are three content components including blockchain, developers, and digital financial literacy.
According to Gemini’s State of the World Crypto 2022, education is cited as the most significant global barrier to acquiring digital assets. The course is designed to reinvigorate the adoption of digital skills across the continent.