ABU Partners Arieswap And Flywallet To Push NFT Education In Africa
We are excited to announce a new strategic partnership with AriSwap and Flywallet to strengthen our NFT Education in Africa. These partnerships come at a period when NFTs are booming around the globe, and it’s in line with our NFT Africa Initiative.
We have been running a series of NFT Training of Trainers (ToT) Workshops for African Artists since October 2021. Africa Blockchain University has trained artists in Tanzania, Uganda, and Nigeria to comprehend the intersection of Art and Blockchain technology and how to utilize it to preserve African culture and heritage.
It is a deliberate attempt to lead artists to comprehend NFT adequately and engage in it to bring their works to a global marketplace while securing their intellectual property for sustainable benefits.
We select the participants for these workshops from Art Associations, Museums, Cooperatives, and Academic institutions. The target audience is mainly creatives like visual artists, photographers, musicians, filmmakers, and collectors.
Curriculum Of Workshops
Our workshop sessions always cover broad essential areas like Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Fundamentals of NFT, Tools for BlockArt Journey, Storytelling, Community & Branding, How To Mint, and Investing in Decentralized Finance with earnings from NFTs. Our participants learn how to cash out their earnings on exchanges and invest in liquidity pools, staking, and yielding farming.
Each of our workshops hosts 50 artists. The distinctive element is that the consortium provides capacity support to the participants to train more artists in their communities, associations, and cooperatives as part of their action plans.
After the events, the Artists can join the Network of African NFT Artists (NaNa) and country-specific WhatsApp and Telegram groups to regularly share ideas, success stories, challenges, and experiences. We also assist them in launching collections on our NFT Platform Partners.
There will be Workshops in Cameroon, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana, and Nigeria in the coming weeks. After that, it will be in countries like South Sudan, Malawi, Zambia, South Africa, Kenya, Egpyt, Senegal, and the Gambia before the year ends.
Here are the upcoming schedules for the 1st segment of the year:
Cameroon: 23 April, 2022
Sierra Leone: 30 April 2022
Liberia: 7 April 2022
Ghana: 14 May 2022
Nigeria: 28 May 2022
Role of Strategic Partners
The Strategic Partners are integral to the success of the workshops and onboarding of the Artists to the NFT space. Their ecosystems deliver the knowledge and skills that impart a comprehensive understanding of the industry.
“ABU wants to work with artists to build a movement of NFT African Artists, creating wealth and securing our heritage. We provide tools and networks for artists to enter the NFT market seamlessly,” Afrikanus Kofi Akosah, President, Africa Blockchain University, disclosed.
Alex Rodriquez, CEO at AriSwap, stated: “We are very excited to bring knowledge and reach out to Africa and bring art and culture to the world. We look forward to collaborating and building a beautiful and prosperous future for the communities we serve.”
On his part, Thomas Negrit, Co-founder of Flywallet, indicated their satisfaction with being able to help ABU to train African Artists about Crypto Art and the benefits it brings to the African continent. He was confident more African Artists would get involved and transform their communities.
AriSwap — Official NFT Platform Partner
AriSwap is a Celo native decentralized creator-owned NFT Marketplace governed by creators and collectors with excellent UX, solid security, zero-carbon emission, and ultra-low gas fees. Its ability to empower creators to tokenize physical and digital art is crucial to our artists, primarily newbies to the DLT space.
ARI also has several utilities that enable artists to leverage their work for sustainable benefits and wealth creation. With guidance from the core team members, workshop participants will explore how to mint their work on the Marketplace, network with its growing community, and collaborate with others.
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Flywallet — Official Travel Partners
Flywallet is a travel service that helps you save for your future flight through Crypto (cUSD, Celo’s Stablecoin) and fiat currencies like Euro, Pounds Sterling, and US Dollars. The goal is to make travel accessible for everyone, not just the rich.
The team has a common passion for travel and a fascination with helping others discover a better way to live. In 2019, Flywallet launched a rudimentary “Book now; Pay later” mechanism to support regular folk to afford more trips.
The project has evolved into a broad travel budgeting medium with integrated booking components and comprehensive personalization. Flywallet always strives to make travel possible for anyone, irrespective of their location and financial circumstances.
The project provides a specific number of air tickets to our team and facilitators to travel to each workshop. More interestingly, Flywallet adds further utility to the collections participants of the workshops will launch on AriSwap by giving buyers a 20% discount to any African destination.
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About Africa Blockchain University
Africa Blockchain University is a Non-Profit decentralized educational Institution dedicated to promoting Blockchain technology throughout the continent of Africa with policy advocacy, research, training, and project incubation. Our mission is to unleash and inspire African youth entrepreneurship abilities by equipping them with Blockchain opportunities.
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This development brings our Strategic Partners for the NFT Workshops for African Artists to three. Paxful, the p2p Marketplace for Cryptocurrencies, has been the Official Exchange Partner since 2021. We are thankful to all our new strategic partners of the NFT Workshops for African Artists.