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Bits Academy

Promoting positive change through digital design courses in East Africa

By Butterfly Works

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  • Economic Empowerment
  • Education
  • Audiovisual
  • Internet

Bits Academy is the digital learning environment for schools in the Bits family. This family consists of AddisBits in Addis Ababa, AruaBits in Arua, KampaBits in Kampala, NairoBits in Nairobi, ZanziBits in Zanzibar and IndusBits in Jamshoro. 

These schools exist to promote positive change for less privileged young people, through digital design courses. From the year 2000 onwards, the Bits schools have already trained over 6,500 youngsters in East Africa. Most of them have been able to secure employment in both formal and informal sectors. The success rate is approximately 80%.

Last updated: 25th of July, 2014

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