Africa Connected

You often hear of “interventionist” strategies to “save” Africa and our less “fortunate” groups of people.

You don’t often hear about a strategy to highlight poeple who have helped themselves and how they’ve done it.

When I saw Africa Connected it made me realise how important it is that REAL good news stories from Africa are highlighted and held up to the light.

Google is doing just that with this project…and rewarding those who submit handsomely for their ideas and achievements.  If you submit a story of how the web and Google has transformed lives in Africa, five stories could win 25 000 USD to growing that story as well as assistance from “Google Experts”.

Submission closes in 13 days, so if you haven’t already, you better get cracking…

Here’s the cool little video to explain the project.  Nice one, Google!