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Africa SG & Free Ton Academy Proposal

FREE-TON ACADEMY – AFRICA SUB GOVERNANCE PROPOSAL

DESCRIPTION

This proposal is meant to foster the synergy between the new Free TON Academy and the African populace all within the training programs of Free TON.
There being an existing program albeit in its establishment stages within the African SG (in collaboration with ABI), we shall liaise with the Free TON Academy on the context, relevance, value, experience and outcome, from the education resource, to achieve the desired success within this component of Free TON.
This proposal therefore is to bridge Africa masses with the Free Ton Academy and as such does not usurp the functions of either SG’s.

TYPE:
PROPOSAL

DURATION: DATE
30th April, 2021 - 30th July, 2021:

DURATION: VOTING
20th April, 2021 - 29th April, 2021

MOTIVATION:
The welcome formation of the Free TON Academy enhances the Africa SG initiatives of facilitating blockchain training through firstly, the ABI Hackathon, and secondly, the Volunteers and Mentorship program, running within the Free TON Africa communities. These two Africa SG programs had been conceptualized deep in the formation of the sub-governance so as to bring value to the African masses and educate them on global development. They are now major mainstays of educating the masses within the SG so as to bring value to the Free TON network.
Similarly we believe one of Free TON Academy’s mandates is to equip, engage and train human resources for eventual benefit to the network. This is what the African community requires. A comprehensive training program on matters blockchain that is accessible, inclusive, and relevant to individual and collective global needs.

PURPOSEFUL OBSERVATION /REMARK FROM AFRICA SG
The new norm and common denominator in Africa today is digital migration in all fields, spheres and professions and there is heavy investment and regional collaboration among governments already being implemented after years of consultations.

This is also in hindsight that most African governments are also in the process of migrating their educational systems to align with regional visions in the following ways:
a) Changing their curricula from Knowledge based to Outcome based.
This is meant to foster logical reasoning, spatial visualization analysis and abstract thought, so that learners can develop better reasoning, thinking and problem solving skills. This has already been implemented in countries like Kenya, Malawi, Zambia, Rwanda, e.t.c., and many others are in different stages of individual country implementation.
b) Gradually scrapping National exams and introducing Competency evaluation.
Young learners are now being guided to explore their individual abilities, talents and interests and also in groups and with organizations (external establishments). This is intended to change economies and hiring mechanisms from labour based to talent based.
c) Digital literacy.

Governments are investing heavily in emerging digital trends especially in schools and ensuring that all topics and sub-topics in all subjects (no exceptions) have a digital assessment task be it individually, in a group, with a parent or guardian and or with an external organization or community. This means that in every week over 15 million pupils and students per country will be performing a digital task with the intended outcome being digital literacy. This is intended to equip learners to live in the age of science and technology innovations, and enable them to contribute to the entire technological transformation.

This in essence declares that a huge digital (young) market is being directly created in Africa (over 75% of population) and is in the coming. This is bearing in mind that the African Continent’s population is fairly young (75% of population) and mostly with lots of other acquired skills. This is the group just out of high school, in tertiary institutions, or young adults. This group is also very active on social media, knowledgeable on most matters of cryptography but lack blockchain skills or full time engagement in other areas. This is the group to be targeted for by the Academy.

Areas of interest will include but not limited to:
a) Blockchain introduction
b) Careers in blockchain.
c) Smart contracts
d) De – pools.
e) Free TON Decentralization policy and adoption of the same.
f) De-Fi
g) Dapps.
h) Blockchain Audits.
i) Non-fungible tokens( NFTs)

Some form of certification would be necessary to enhance legitimacy of the program and help the inductees maneuver the entire digital space on their own in effect greatly promoting the Free TON brand elsewhere and also attracting relevant partnerships & programs.

AFRICA SG CONTRIBUTION TO FREE TON ACADEMY

A ready audience of students and young minds that will benefit Free TON in the long run.
Market intelligence from the ground, be it in form of pertinent and contemporary issues, or community grassroots activities.

Seasonally update the Free TON Academy on the following aspects of learning:
a) Learning Outcomes: What students have been able to grasp at the end of a training session.
b) Core Competencies: Whether students can apply what they have grasped to independently, or in groups, create blockchain products.
c) Link to other areas: Whether students can then incorporate their blockchain creations into the latest socio-economic and geo-political developments.
d) Community Service Contribution: Whether the students have or can apply the training and creativity to craft contextual solutions for their immediate community.
e) Assessment Rubrics: Give a general summary of training sessions from eventual indicators, i.e; Exceeds Expectations, Meets Expectations, Approaches Expectations, Below Expectations, etc.

An infrastructure ready to market the Academy and its objectives within the continent.
Hackathon contestants from the ABI Campus Hackathon annual program. Our experience in running Hackathons shall be available to the entire FreeTON network.
Mentors and Volunteers within the continent to assist in content creation ,moderation of training sessions of these groups.
Promotion of the Academy programs in Africa / Engaging with influencers to pass the message.
Localization of training curricula through translations & simplifications for faster adoption.
Guiding on the level of language to utilize, so as to communicate clearly, achieve a wider reach and also for quicker and better comprehension.
Summer boot camps partnerships in the continent.( Offer Logistics and Value addition to the Free Ton Academy).

FREE TON ACADEMY CONTRIBUTION TO THE AFRICAN CONTINENT

Offer a varied training methodology with objective learning as the keynote.
Proffer equity, orderly and logical adoption of candidates from our various programs for further and advanced training.
Mentor our in-house trainers for further integration of knowledge, skills and values.
Share training materials and other necessary tools with our SG.
Promote skilled professionals in engaging with the African programs periodically or with designated regular programs.

PROPOSED PROCEDURES

  1. The african Sub Governance shall create a working group to liaise/consult and carry out the following mandate:
    a. Create Contests for management of the cooperation agenda on a regular, or need, basis.
    b. Record all functions of the training program and execute all accented to programs by the community jury.
    c. Generate, publish and gather support for proposals from this initiative (KPI’s).
    d. Run boot camp programs in partnership with blockchain associations in the continent.
    d. Manage the budgeting and regularly submit audited accounts reports.
  2. Hackathon support team.
    3… The proposal from this initiative shall be published in all SG’s for community perusal and comments.
  3. All protocols pertaining to the individual proposals shall be observed unless in non-compliance of our general norms and practices.

This proposal forms the basis of the African community contribution to the Free TON network on educational matters. We also recognize the immense importance of this initiative to the Free TON ecosystem and in particular to our upcoming generation.

PROPOSED KPI
Item Details
KPI -1 Identify a working team and orientation of the curricula to the
team (Contest) 1-5-2021 - 15-5-2021.
KPI-2 Design and Publishing of the program renewable 16-5-2021 - 16-6-2021
KPI-3 Implementation stage - Program Running. 7-6-2021 - 30-6-2021

Jury Duty:
Both juries shall vote for this proposal and a simple majority of 50+1 of all registered Jury members shall suffice.
Any Juror can choose to abstain.
Lack of quorum on any SG Jury members voting process shall result in failure of this proposal.
10% of this amount constitutes Jury Awards.

Budget Allocation/ Conditions:
Estimated Budget Allocation -Administrative ending 30th July, 2021
Inclusive of Jury Duty . 20,000 Tons

( Exclusive of budgets of subsequent proposals generated by the working
team).

Free TON Africa SG Multisig Address:
0:3Ae48d8998df3182b80d02ef0dfbfbaec7062a81b7cf434251a0b1bf48a583ccad

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This will be of so much benefit to the African people.And its the best way to go.

The benefits of this proposal is huge to the African continent and Free Ton at large

This will increase FreeTON awareness and also add value to the community in terms of new knowledge. I fully support.

Great initiative, John!

This is a well thought initiative … kudos :+1:

This is exciting… I look forward to seeing the implementation of this and having more knowledgeable people onboard. Thank you :smile:

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FREE-TON ACADEMY – AFRICA SUB GOVERNANCE PROPOSAL
DESCRIPTION
This proposal is meant to foster the synergy between the new Free TON Academy and the African populace all within the training programs of Free TON.
There being an existing program albeit in its establishment stages within the African SG (in collaboration with ABI), we shall liaise with the Free TON Academy on the context, relevance, value, experience and outcome, from the education resource, to achieve the desired success within this component of Free TON.
This proposal therefore is to bridge Africa masses with the Free Ton Academy and as such does not usurp the functions of either SG’s.

TYPE:
PROPOSAL
DURATION: DATE
1st June, 2021 - 30th Sept, 2021:
DURATION: VOTING
25th May, 2021 - 30th May, 2021

MOTIVATION:
The welcome formation of the Free TON Academy enhances the Africa SG initiatives of facilitating blockchain training through firstly, the ABI Hackathon, and secondly, the Volunteers and Mentorship program, running within the Free TON Africa communities. These two Africa SG programs had been conceptualized deep in the formation of the sub-governance so as to bring value to the African masses and educate them on global development. They are now major mainstays of educating the masses within the SG so as to bring value to the Free TON network.
Similarly we believe one of Free TON Academy’s mandates is to equip, engage and train human resources for eventual benefit to the network. This is what the African community requires. A comprehensive training program on matters blockchain that is accessible, inclusive, and relevant to individual and collective global needs.

PURPOSEFUL OBSERVATION /REMARK FROM AFRICA SG
The new norm and common denominator in Africa today is digital migration in all fields, spheres and professions and there is heavy investment and regional collaboration among governments already being implemented after years of consultations.
This is also in hindsight that most African governments are also in the process of migrating their educational systems to align with regional visions in the following ways:
a) Changing their curricula from Knowledge based to Outcome based.
This is meant to foster logical reasoning, spatial visualization analysis and abstract thought, so that learners can develop better reasoning, thinking and problem solving skills. This has already been implemented in countries like Kenya, Malawi, Zambia, Rwanda, e.t.c., and many others are in different stages of individual country implementation.
b) Gradually scrapping National exams and introducing Competency evaluation.
Young learners are now being guided to explore their individual abilities, talents and interests and also in groups and with organizations (external establishments). This is intended to change economies and hiring mechanisms from labour based to talent based.
c) Digital literacy.
Governments are investing heavily in emerging digital trends especially in schools and ensuring that all topics and sub-topics in all subjects (no exceptions) have a digital assessment task be it individually, in a group, with a parent or guardian and or with an external organization or community. This means that in every week over 15 million pupils and students per country will be performing a digital task with the intended outcome being digital literacy. This is intended to equip learners to live in the age of science and technology innovations, and enable them to contribute to the entire technological transformation.
This in essence declares that a huge digital (young) market is being directly created in Africa (over 75% of population) and is in the coming. This is bearing in mind that the African Continent’s population is fairly young (75% of population) and mostly with lots of other acquired skills. This is the group just out of high school, in tertiary institutions, or young adults. This group is also very active on social media, knowledgeable on most matters of cryptography but lack blockchain skills or full time engagement in other areas. This is the group to be targeted for by the Academy.
Areas of interest will include but not limited to:
a) Blockchain introduction
b) Careers in blockchain.
c) Smart contracts
d) De – pools.
e) Free TON Decentralization policy and adoption of the same.
f) De-Fi
g) Dapps.
h) Blockchain Audits.
i) Non-fungible tokens( NFTs)
Some form of certification would be necessary to enhance legitimacy of the program and help the inductees maneuver the entire digital space on their own, in effect greatly promoting the Free TON brand elsewhere and also attracting relevant partnerships & programs.

AFRICA SG CONTRIBUTION TO FREE TON ACADEMY
A ready audience of students and young minds that will benefit Free TON in the long run.
Market intelligence from the ground, be it in the form of pertinent and contemporary issues, or community grassroots activities.
Seasonally update the Free TON Academy on the following aspects of learning:
a) Learning Outcomes: What students have been able to grasp at the end of a training session.
b) Core Competencies: Whether students can apply what they have grasped independently, or in groups, create blockchain products.
c) Link to other areas: Whether students can then incorporate their blockchain creations into the latest socio-economic and geo-political developments.
d) Community Service Contribution: Whether the students have or can apply the training and creativity to craft contextual solutions for their immediate community.
e) Assessment Rubrics: Give a general summary of training sessions from eventual indicators, i.e; Exceeds Expectations, Meets Expectations, Approaches Expectations, Below Expectations, etc.
An infrastructure ready to market the Academy and its objectives within the continent.
Hackathon contestants from the ABI Campus Hackathon annual program. Our experience in running Hackathons shall be available to the entire FreeTON network.
Mentors and Volunteers within the continent to assist in content creation ,moderation of training sessions of these groups.
Promotion of the Academy programs in Africa / Engaging with influencers to pass the message.
Localization of training curricula through translations & simplifications for faster adoption.
Guiding on the level of language to utilize, so as to communicate clearly, achieve a wider reach and also for quicker and better comprehension.
Summer boot camps partnerships in the continent.( Offer Logistics and Value addition to the Free Ton Academy).
FREE TON ACADEMY CONTRIBUTION TO THE AFRICAN CONTINENT
Offer a varied training methodology with objective learning as the keynote.
Proffer equity, orderly and logical adoption of candidates from our various programs for further and advanced training.
Mentor our in-house trainers for further integration of knowledge, skills and values.
Share training materials and other necessary tools with our SG.
Promote skilled professionals in engaging with the African programs periodically or with designated regular programs.
PROPOSED PROCEDURES:

  1. The African SG shall appoint Education ambassadors within the continent, who shall have the following mandate:
    a. Identify the continent’s needs on all matters educational or within Free Ton Africa jurisdiction…
    b. Record all functions and maintain all registries on the education portfolio.
    c. Design the Africa contributors/ authors contests within the African SG in relation to the Academy…
    d. Market and identify candidates towards the Academy courses.
    e. Participate in the Academy meetings and global education programs.
    f. Recommend and design educational proposals to the Free Ton Academy and Africa SG .

This proposal forms the basis of the African community contribution to the Free TON network on educational matters. We also recognize the immense importance of this initiative to the Free TON ecosystem and in particular to our upcoming generation.

PROPOSED KPI
Item Details Period
KPI -1 Identify a working team and orientation of the curricula to the
team (Contest) 1-6-2021 to 1-7-2021

KPI-2 Design and Publishing of the program renewable 1-7-2021
1-8-2021.
KPI-3 Implementation stage - Program Running. 7-8-2021 to
30-9- 2021

Jury Duty:
African SG juriy shall vote for this proposal and a simple majority of 50+1 of all registered Jury members shall suffice.
Any Juror can choose to abstain.
100 Tons per voting jury shall constitute Jury Awards.

Budget Allocation/ Conditions:
Estimated Budget Allocation ending 30th Sept, 2021. This shall be determined as per individual projects arising.
The program team shall determine an initial administration budget with supporting reference to their work plan. Alternatively this proposal shall be completed by determination of which SG foots the bill and by what amount.

Free TON Africa SG Multisig Address:
0:3Ae48d8998df3182b80d02ef0dfbfbaec7062a81b7cf434251a0b1bf48a583ccad

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This is a great initiative Mr. John. It will help even the new members onboarding to understand more about our community and even Blockchain technology at large . I fully support

I like this. However, are you considering the average African who may have little to no knowledge on blockchain and may want to learn?

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This is exactly what the proposal intends to do. Apart from the many educational podcasts we do at the African SG, this is an upgrade to those who want to do an indepth research and add to their knowledge in an online class room setting being offer by the Free Ton Academy. Thanks.

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Thanks Mr John, there are also many other activities, that are slowly “weaning” the everyday African (let me not use average) into blockchain technology. For example contests and even the E-sports tournaments. One of the points talked about in the proposal was “localization of training curricula and level of language to be used” so as to cater for all.

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Full support! Africa is the next big thing! :raised_hands:

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Great idea. This will foster growth in the African Fintech Ecosystem

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AFRICA SUB GOVERNANCE EDUCATION MODERATORS/ AMBASSADORS CONTEST.

Description:

In reference to our published proposal, the Education initiative in identification and appointment of the steering team is hereby published.

Interested parties are invited to submit their application so as to carry out the mandate stipulated below under ‘ Proposed Procedures ’. The successful candidates shall also implement the KPI’s as indicated in the Proposed KPI’s section of this document.

Contest Duration:

12-07-2021 to 22-07-2021.

Voting Period

23-07-2021 to 30-07-2021

Motivation:

To facilitate the provision of relevant blockchain education to the African populace, with emphasis on topics that will unlock the continent’s potential and awareness, especially of blockchain solutions to everyday situations.

Goals/Objective/Aims

  • Help in provision of an informative avenue to the African populace, enable authors to disseminate their expertise and generally popularize the Free TON network within the continent of Africa.
  • Help in the understanding and advancement of the crypto environment by fronting fertile discussions on alternatives available to the unbanked in Africa, especially so in contexts revolving around Africa’s economic problems. For example, fiat currencies and volatility, business capital controls, interest rates in relations to cost of loans and financial transactions, cross-border financial restrictions and remittances, among many others, in relation to cryptocurrency use and adoption in the continent.
  • Help in weaning the African populace on decentralized concepts of operation and funding, and outlining the individual and community’s benefits for overall growth.
  • Help in the dissemination, understanding, and strengthening of regulations related to cryptocurrency use in Africa and also equip the everyday African with basic capabilities of detecting fraudulent crypto schemes and further assisting in the prevention of such fraud, hence strengthening and growing crypto confidence and use in Africa.
  • Help in fostering the efforts of all those involved in creating the fairly new or previously non-existence syllabus of ‘Blockchain Education’ in Africa, with the potential of disseminating useful future-oriented knowledge, capable of eliminating a lot of negative vices associated with the youth in Africa e.g. unemployment, drug abuse, early marriages, etc., and turning the African youth into positive thinkers and effective problems solvers of challenges bedeviling the continent of Africa.

Proposed Procedures

The Free TON network has activated an education section within its network. Naturally the African continent shall interact with the training portal through provision of Authors and students to the project.

The African SG jury shall appoint Education ambassadors within the continent via this contest with the following mandate:

  • Identify the continent’s needs on all matters educational or within Free TON Africa jurisdiction and also emphasize on areas not being explored education wise.
  • Record all functions and maintain all registries on the education portfolio.
  • Design the Africa contributors/Authors contests within the African SG in relation to the Academy…
  • Market and identify candidates towards the Academy courses.
  • Participate in the Academy meetings and global education programs.
  • Recommend and design educational proposals and projects to the Free TON Academy and Africa SG.
  • Detail and determine the effectiveness of educational programs based on the training methodology and final outcome of the program be it on the individual trainees or the usefulness to the immediate community.
  • Successful candidates must be ready to attend to section meetings and contribute to the deliberations regularly. Any absconding of the same shall necessitate removal of a member by the Free Ton Africa initial members.
  • All Free TON Africa Initial members shall be deemed to be members of the steering committee and as such may not apply.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • All applicants should be members of Free Ton and must have signed the DOD.
  • A detailed application indicating academic qualifications, bio data, telegram identity and any social media identity shall be required.
  • A short description of why you are the ideal candidate for the task.
  • Indicate your country of residence and must be fluent in ANY of the following languages, English, French, Arabic. (indicate any added languages for consideration).

Proposed KPI’s

Item Details Period
KPI -1 Working team and orientation of the curricula to the team 1-8-2021 to 7-8-2021
KPI-2 Designing and Publishing of the renewable program 8-8-2021 to 21-8-2021.
KPI-3 Implementation stage - Program Running. 22-8-2021 to 22-11- 2021.

Voting

Each of the Initial Free TON Africa members can vote for your submission.

Each juror will vote by rating each submission on a scale of 0 to 10, or can choose to reject it if it does not meet requirements, and they can also choose to abstain from voting if they do not feel qualified to judge.

Jurors will provide feedback on your submissions.

Successful candidates should score 5 points or above.

Jury rewards:

An amount equal to 1000 TONs will be evenly distributed among all jury members who vote and provide feedback. Both voting and feedback are required to receive the award.

Free TON Africa SG Multisig Address:
0:3Ae48d8998df3182b80d02ef0dfbfbaec7062a81b7cf434251a0b1bf48a583ccad

This is a worthy initiative whose successful completion will unlock the Blockchain potential waiting to be unleashed in the African continent!

Fully support. There is a huge market in need of the new way of education, apart from the traditional. Education that is moving with the times.

Really a necessity to the continent right now. Timely!!

Blockchain education is more than necessary in Africa. It is a go for me. No reservations.

Being in the Blockchain space, I often get the question: Is it a scam? I love how revolutionary Free TON Network is and I would be happy to share with the masses who have been scammed or are skeptical about Blockchains and or cryptocurrencies on how to benefit and leverage the blockchain. The best part is anyone and everyone can benefit from the network as there are projects that are pioneered to have use cases for everyone. I constantly and consistently share with my network how all this is possible, through programs I have had before with the support of Free TON Africa SG and SMM e.g. Apex Legends Tournaments, Podcasts and peer to peer sharing in social media platforms as well as holding physical sessions with individuals who are not very conversant with technology. When chosen, I will simply amplify the effect and share the information as far as my network goes with relevant tools, mostly leveraging on the Free TON Academy resources.

Telegram: @Ninah_pesoca
Social media: https://linktr.ee/Peaches_27

Wallet address: 0:36925b29e1995d5b102a4d526b74e256d348dbbc712b288b7959bb0180a985ed

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