• Cardano’s IOHK collaborated with EBU to improve access to education in Africa

  • Input-Output HK, a development business and the driving force behind Cardano (ADA), has partnered with the European Business University of Luxemburg (EBU).Their mission is to make education more “accessible, inexpensive, and equitable” in poor African countries.

    Cardano’s New African Ventures

    Earlier last week, the research and development group Input-Output HK (IOHK) established a relationship with the European Business University of Luxemburg (EBU):

    “We are delighted to announce a new and interesting collaboration between IOHK and the European Business University of Luxembourg.”

    The education company now serves over 36 multinational businesses and educates 2,000 students in Africa. Having stated that, IOHK intends to conduct training programs and further education projects on the continent. Local schoolchildren would also benefit from free educational materials as a result of the relationship.

    EBU will participate in the EBU Certificate program. Students would just have to pay a €10 commitment fee instead of tuition. The university will provide program courses in Plutus and Haskell — Cardano’s smart contract platforms.

    Cardano, for its part, recently drew the attention of the cryptocurrency community when the dollar value of its native token reached an all-time high of roughly $3. On-chain data from social media networks revealed that ADA has become the most discussed digital asset in the previous few days.

    Cardano has already reached Ethiopia and Tanzania.

    In April, the popular DLT project Cardano announced a collaboration with Ethiopia’s Ministry of Education to develop a blockchain-based national ID system.

    The network will be built on the Atala PRISM platform. It should make it possible to create secure records of “educational performance for 3,500 schools, 5 million students, and 750,000 teachers, providing all kids with verified digital certificates and improving social mobility.”

    Shortly after, the blockchain initiative began its spread throughout the African continent. IOHK and World Mobile collaborated on an endeavor to use Cardano’s network to provide digital identities, mobile internet access, and financial acceptance to Tanzanian communities.

    Micky Watkins, CEO of World Mobile, lauded the organization’s mission along with their IOHK partners:

    “World Mobile has established a network based on a new relationship between people and connectivity in which ownership, governance, and identification work to empower the user and provide access to all in a sustainable manner.”

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