Fellow Since 2008
ANAFA (Association Nationale pour l’Alphabetisation et la formation des Adultes)
This profile was prepared when Ousmane Ndongo was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2008.
Ousmane Ndongo is providing the framework for adults with basic literacy in a West African tribal language to make the transition to advanced literacy. Working with interdisciplinary teams, Ousmane is creating language-appropriate computer interfaces that enable people with basic literacy to access the World Wide Web. By linking basic literacy with tech literacy, he accelerates the pace of language evolution to keep up with new ideas and concepts, increasing accessibility of advanced literacy for future generations.
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