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Scratch in Cameroon

In July 2011, Richard Anderson, a librarian from the Washington International School in Washington, D.C. travelled to Cameroon, Africa to facilitate two workshops. Each workshop was held over three days for local youth, ages 12-16 with limited technology experience. Sponsored by the Washington International School and funded by a grant from the EE Ford Foundation, the project was hosted by ActivSpaces, an open, collaborative space for African techies. In response to the overwhelming enthusiasm of the children after the workshops, ActivSpaces decided to establish a weekly Scratch Club that meets every Saturday.

The following is a short film by Richard that documents the Scratch workshops held in Buea, Cameroon. 
 


ActivSpaces community manager, Al Banda, who is featured in the documentary, posted a recap about the Buea Scratch workshops in this ScratchEd story: http://scratched.media.mit.edu/stories/premier-scratch-workshop-cameroon.

You can also read Al's story on how Scratch Club Buea was formed here: http://scratched.media.mit.edu/stories/scratch-club-buea

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