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Kenya: Mara Launches Free Online Academy to Advance Digital Financial Literacy


Nairobi — Pan-African digital finance ecosystem, Mara has launched a free educational online platform that will steer blockchain and digital finance literacy.

The platform also aims to grow a community of wealth creators among its pioneer learners and help them manage their wealth and create a future African talent pipeline.

Through the academy, Mara intends to unlock learners’ potential and innovation through the curriculum which will embed a unique delivery model with its partners to offer highly skilled, multi-disciplinary technologists to non-traditional learners with equal access to upskilling, education and a clear path to global opportunities.

The academy whose design is Africa-centered will provide unlimited access to all the course resources including the instructor, videos, practice tests and capstone projects.

Even though it will accessible to all, it will focus on tapping more Africans to increase the adoption of digital finance and blockchain technology.

Speaking during the launch, Mara’s Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Chi Nnadi said the programme aims to provide an opportunity for willing learners to learn skills that will help them access higher employment opportunities even as the Academy intends to build a continent that has a more equitable workforce in the digital economy.

“The prioritization of financial literacy in Africa is important and The Mara Academy offers quality education, resources and opportunities to enable them to gain the requisite skills needed to diversify our future workforce,” said Nnadi.