74 Countries and Counting: Mozilla’s Maker Party Increases Web Literacy Across the Globe
Back in July we kicked-off Maker Party, our annual campaign to teach the web around the world. Throughout this two-month campaign we have seen people on nearly every continent increase their web literacy by writing their first line of code, making their first app, taking steps to protect their privacy, or creating engaging content for others to enjoy, share or remix. They’re all coming together thanks to the individuals and organizations that are helping us grow a movement by teaching their friends, family and communities through hands-on making and learning events.
In the first month alone:
1800 events have been logged at webmaker.org/events
75,550 individuals attended a Maker Party event
485 individuals hosted events
300 organizations hosted events and/or helped us spread the world about Maker Party
People in 74 countries have been involved in this global campaign
Here’s a glimpse from Maker Party events in the last month:
Mozfest East Africa in Uganda, the biggest event of it’s kind in Africa.
Creating 300 new makes on Webmaker in under an hour in Hyderabad
Teaching how to make digital stories with Parapara and creating KUMI toys in Toronto
Learning how to make apps with Appmaker in Taipei
Youth learning how to navigate, search and edit media in NYC
We also hosted a global online #teachtheweb training to advocate for and teach Net Neutrality. (Read the tweetchat that followed.)
There are many more Maker Party events coming up in the next few weeks as students of all ages return to school in many parts of the world. These events capture the true spirit of Mozilla and it’s Maker Party the campaign, and their back-to-school timing also highlights the natural bond between the learning process and the internet.