Our friends at ActivSpaces recently provided us with some updates on what they’ve been up to and some great photos to match. It certainly seems like they’ve been busy over the last few months, organising everything from “computational thinking” workshops for Cameroonian teens to social media training for social entrepreneurs. In any event, here’s a brief run-down on what they’ve been up to:

  • Last September in collaboration with AppsTech, they launched a space for developers in Cameroon’s largest city, Douala. The Douala Space is available at no cost to college students, graduates, women, aspiring techies, technology professionals and community leaders, the only proviso being that they must have an active project ready for incubation. TechLoy has more on this story.
  • ActivSpaces is now holding a series of monthly networking sessions for budding entrepreneurs with established names from different sectors, such as the media and impact investment. This article from VC4A has more.
  • Working alongside the 1% Club, ActivSpaces ran a Digital Storytelling Workshop for social entrepreneurs, telling them how they could make the most of online tools such as social networks and blogs to raise awareness and publicity. By all accounts, it was a pretty engaging day.
  • In conjunction with the Washington International School, the team at ActivSpaces hosted the Scratch Project, which aimed to engage 12-16 year olds to produce meaningful digital narratives through animation and games. The aim is to empower young people with technology skills and help identify the tech entrepreneurs of tomorrow. This short documentary has more:

If you’d like to know more about any of these projects, let us know and we can put you in touch. In the meantime, why not enjoy the slideshow illustrating just some of the many great initiatives that ActivSpaces have been involved in over the past few months…

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