Netzkraft Movement

Leapfrog e.V.

Connect. Empower. Change

Czarnikauer Straße 14
10439 Berlin
Germany

Contact person: Katrin Jullien

+49(0)30-40057738
+49(0)30 441 980 54
info@leapfrog-ngo.org
http://www.leapfrog-ngo.org

Topics

  • Educational policy/project
  • Aid for developing countries
  • Aid organization
  • Overnight facilities
  • Volunteers are welcome.

News

"Internet ist für alle da" - unter diesem Motto haben wir von Leapfrog e.V. uns mit unseren Partnerorganisationen in Kamerun und Kenia für 2018 viel vorgenommen:

- In Kamerun in der Stadt Buea wollen wir ein kleines sogenanntes "TechHub", das junge Unternehmer im technischen Bereich unterstützt, an IT Industriestandards heranführen und sie damit so fit machen, dass sie gute Jobs finden oder ihr Businessvorhaben erfolgreich umsetzen können und damit sich und ihre Familien ernähren können. Vor allem möchten wir junge Frauen ermutigen und trainieren, ihre Ideen und Berufspläne umzusetzen.

- In der Armensiedlung Mitume in der kenianischen Großstadt Kitale wollen wir mehr als 100 jungen Frauen und Männern aus armen Familien, die bisher kaum Zugang zu IT hatten, Computer- und Internetkompetenz vermitteln. Zudem möchten wir aufgrund des großen Interesses erstmalig auch einen Kurs zu weiterführenden IT Themen wie Webdesign, Excel und Programmieren anbieten. Da es nach den

About us

Believing that access to digital media and IT promotes the development of societies in the global south, we have combined our experience in IT, development co-operation, project management and our experience in Africa to found the NGO “Leapfrog” in 2011. Leapfrog is a children’s game in which one player kneels to provide a vault for the other player to hop over like a frog. We chose this slogan because we want our IT projects to contribute to the empowerment of kids and youths in the countries of the global south. We want to enable them to play a role in the development of their countries.
We see ourselves as partners of civil society organisations including IT programmes, businesses and other institutions in countries of the global south (mainly in East Africa). We want IT to be re-used in a social and sustainable way. We support IT programmes by providing hardware and software as well as technical and financial support.
Our goals: Leapfrog wants to contribute to the reduction of the so called digital gap and make knowledge accessible to everyone. We consider having access to digital media and IT is a right to which every human being is entitled. Having access to alternative media sources, being able to connect and network, and exchanging ideas and opinions helps people to be able to play a role in their country’s development. Connect, empower and change is thus our goal.
We want to create a win-win situation for those that donate hardware as well as for those that will receive it. Bridging the digital gap goes along with taking social responsibility to ensure sustainability, creating a world with more solidarity and equality of opportunities.

Our work:
Leapfrog:
• Collects computers and installs new systems or programmes as necessary for their new purpose at schools and civil society organisations in the global south
• Organises the collection and transport of this equipment
• Technically and financially supports IT programmes and projects

Katrin Jullien is the Programme Manager of Leapfrog e.V.

For other net participants we can offer an expert guidance through trained staff, give an expert opinion, procure expert information and establish new contacts in the field of our work.

Promoting young women in IT education
Our project partner in Cameroon is preparing a Hackathon event
Children learing to code during the Africa Code Week
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgu4cLrSQuc