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BAKAU, The Gambia, November 19, 2021 / PRNewswire-PRWeb / – The Gambia The largest mobile phone company is partnering with the country’s first dedicated innovation center to give more Gambians access to essential business and business creation tools.
Africell and The Disruptive Lab will bring their expertise and resources to projects in the Gambia designed to broaden participation and improve levels of technological and business literacy. The company capitalizes on a natural synergy between two organizations, both of which aim to promote the economic development of the region. Gambia and both are committed to advancing skills in technology and related industries.
Africell and The Disruptive Lab will train more than twenty schools and nearly two thousand students in cutting-edge fields such as virtual reality, 3D printing, drone technology and robotics. Africell’s Geek Express, a pioneering mobile innovation center, will expand the programme’s geographic footprint by visiting schools and communities across the country. Gambia. The training will initially be focused on Banjul and the surrounding metropolitan area, but the plan is to serve more rural areas in the second half of 2022. As part of the partnership, Africell will provide a significant package of direct telecommunications support to The Disruptive Lab, including high internet connectivity. flow for its offices and coworking spaces.
“Africell and The Disruptive Lab have aligned goals,” says Hussein Diab Ghanem, CEO of Africell Gambia. “Africell’s mission is to stimulate individual creativity and encourage economic growth by equipping people, businesses and communities with telecommunications technologies. Meanwhile, The Disruptive Lab offers a technology-driven platform for action and collaboration that is unmatched in the Gambia. By combining our technological expertise with The Disruptive Lab’s unique learning environment, we hope to enable the emergence of a new generation of savvy, intelligent and successful Gambian entrepreneurs – a process that we believe everyone will winner. “
The Disruptive Lab is the first and only innovation hub dedicated to Gambia. The lab provides space, facilities, technology and networking opportunities to The Gambia growing community of entrepreneurs and start-ups. Despite opening in 2019, just before the pandemic, it has already gained a reputation as a destination for local entrepreneurs to make connections and exchange ideas. The Disruptive Lab is well positioned as a springboard for Gambians seeking to make an impact regionally and internationally.
Malik khan, Founder and CEO of The Disruptive Lab, believes technology is the key to Gambia long term success. “Technology shapes the way we live, work and play. As we become more and more connected to digital products and services, this trend will accelerate, ”he says. “It is therefore essential for businesses, governments and other organizations to prepare for the future by taking action now to nurture a new generation of creative thinkers with strong technological skills. Our revolutionary partnership with Africell means that in the Gambia, those who have the desire to learn, innovate and push for change now have the opportunity to do so. “
Africell’s work with The Disruptive Lab is part of the Group’s broader strategy of building technological capacity within its operating markets. Other initiatives designed to improve the skills of communities and strengthen local technology supply chains include a pilot project to assemble mobile phones in the DRC; support for a charity that communicates news and information via innovative mini-podcasts in Sierra Leone; and give students access to world-class educational resources via their mobile phones in the Gambia.
Africell provides fast, reliable and low cost mobile network coverage and associated technology services to over 12 million subscribers in sub-Saharan Africa.
Africell is a disruptor. We challenge inefficiency, embrace new ideas, and deliver innovative products and services that make a practical difference for customers. Africell is owned by the United States and is headquartered in London, United Kingdom, and employs over 1,000 people. Our positive social impact, entrepreneurial spirit and transparent business operations make Africell the ideal mobile network provider for africa future.
For more information, visit http://www.africell.com or connect with us on LinkedIn.
About Innovate Gambia – The Disruptive Lab
Opened in november 2019, Innovate Gambia’s Disruptive Lab is the Gambia First innovation and technology hub focused on workforce development created to foster and elevate digital transformation and accelerate the economic development of The Gambia. Our goal is to help rebuild and revitalize the country by increasing innovation, technology, leadership and entrepreneurship.
Companies and startups supported by The Disruptive Lab include Gisqo, Outboost Media & Analytics, TAYBULL, The Web Way, Cloud.GM, The Woman Boss, Opp Tech Services, Pronto, Tecqil and Assutech.
For more information, visit http://www.disruptivelab.gm.
Zainab Ceesay, Innovate Gambia | Rupture Laboratory, 220 555-1212, [email protected]
Karl Sawaya, Africell Gambia, 555-1212, [email protected]
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