Built With Bitcoin Foundation Establishes A Bitcoin Technology Center In Ghana

Built With Bitcoin Foundation has set up an educational center in Ghana that is focused on financial literacy and empowerment.

By Anna B Kiwanuka

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A new Bitcoin Technology Center has been launched by the Built With Bitcoin Foundation (BWB) in Ejisu, Ghana, a city in the Greater Kumasi region, as a legacy for the inaugural Africa Bitcoin Conference which commenced on 5th December, 2022. 

According to BWB, the center will be run by Ghanaians, for Ghanaians.

BWB Founders Ray Youssef and Yusuf Nessary plan to reveal the campus on Thursday, December 8, 2022, with a tour attended by various members of the international Bitcoin community.

BWB also highlighted, “The main goal of the Bitcoin Technology Center is to equip the local community with skills and knowledge within the finance and technology industries. It’s also intended to build community and foster a safe environment to learn.”

Support for the facility comes from the Edwinase community, Blockchain Foundation Africa, and the Bitcoin community. For now, eight employees will work there, including administrators and lecturers.

According to a BWB press release, some of the various subjects to be taught at the center include Financial literacy: Understanding money, Introduction to Bitcoin, Entrepreneurship, Introduction to computers, and Introduction to coding.

The facility will be free to access and the center aims to educate and train approximately 400 people in the first year. The platform will also host monthly meetups in addition to offering education and training.

BWB is a humanitarian organization devoted to creating equitable opportunity by providing clean water, access to quality education, sustainable farming, and humanitarian support, all powered by Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. 

The foundation has completed a number of humanitarian projects in the past, including a school in South Africa that was built in partnership with Bitcoin Ekasi, a ferry for a school in El Salvador that had no access prior to that, and a well project in Nigeria that gave clean water access to more than 1,000 villagers.

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