KoinWa Introduces a Web3 Education Platform
This initiative not only aligns with KoinWa’s core mission of facilitating cryptocurrency transactions but also addresses the educational disparity in emerging technologies like blockchain and artificial intelligence
By Anna B Kiwanuka
In a groundbreaking move, Nigerian cryptocurrency startup KoinWa has launched EduBlok, a cutting-edge web3 education platform designed to equip university and college students with essential skills. This initiative not only aligns with KoinWa’s core mission of facilitating cryptocurrency transactions but also addresses the educational disparity in emerging technologies like blockchain and artificial intelligence.
KoinWa, recognized as a promising African fintech startup, was selected for the inaugural Amazon Web Services (AWS) FinTech Africa Accelerator cohort in June. Building on this achievement, KoinWa’s CEO, Hakeem Disu, led the launch of EduBlok, a dedicated educational arm aimed at providing users with comprehensive knowledge and skills in blockchain technology.
Disu, an esteemed educator and the author of “How Blockchain is Solving Real-Life African Problems,” highlighted the absence of blockchain education in Nigeria’s academic curriculum. EduBlok aims to fill this gap by developing academic curricula, textbooks, and delivering extensive blockchain education and entrepreneurship training.
Funded by KoinWa, EduBlok has already made significant strides in underserved university communities, impacting over 10,000 individuals. The platform has distributed 15,000 e-books, enriching the educational landscape in Nigeria and contributing to a more knowledgeable society.
EduBlok’s mission aligns with the growing global recognition of the importance of blockchain and web3 technologies. As these technologies continue to revolutionize various industries, the demand for a well-educated workforce becomes paramount. EduBlok bridges the divide between traditional education and the evolving demands of the tech sector.
By imparting blockchain education and entrepreneurial skills, EduBlok empowers students to become future innovators in the expanding blockchain and web3 ecosystem. This initiative not only provides technical expertise but also nurtures an entrepreneurial mindset, encouraging the development of solutions for real-world challenges.
KoinWa’s EduBlok initiative exemplifies the commitment of forward-thinking organisations to drive educational innovation in emerging technology sectors. In the face of the rising global prominence of blockchain and Web3 technologies, such initiatives are pivotal in ensuring the workforce remains prepared for the digital age.
KoinWa’s launch of EduBlok underscores the company’s dedication to empowering the next generation of African students with crucial Web3 knowledge and skills. This initiative not only addresses the current educational gap but also positions these students to become future leaders and innovators in the dynamic realms of blockchain and artificial intelligence. As EduBlok continues to expand its impact, it holds the promise of transforming the educational landscape in Nigeria and beyond, creating a brighter and more technologically proficient future for all.