The Digital Economy

Digital literacy and cardboard computers: the view from Tanzania

Students who attend a floating school travel on a canoe to school in the Makoko fishing community on the Lagos Lagoon, Nigeria February 29, 2016. In Makoko, a sprawling slum of Nigeria's megacity Lagos, a floating school capable of holding up to a hundred pupils has since November brought free education to the waterways known as the Venice of Lagos. It offers the chance of social mobility for youngsters who, like most of the city's 21 million inhabitants, lack a reliable electricity and water supply and whose water-based way of life is threatened by climate change as well as rapid urbanisation. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES  - GF10000333177

In Arusha, learning isn't restricted to age. Everyone from farmers to nursing mamas want their chance Image: REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Faraja Kotta Nyalandu
Founder & Executive Director, Shule Direct
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