While many of the hopes centered around crypto and web3 include opening up new possibilities for under-served communities worldwide, recent studies on the concentration of ownership of cryptocurrencies among a small number of people show that we still have work to do in order to achieve these hopes.
Nouns Dao can partner with an established organization to fund the opening of a computer lab at the MD Standard School in Iganga, Uganda. Once the school can gain electricity and basic security, the computer lab can be a space for students to continue their education and someday bring their own unique perspective and experimentations to the global decentralized internet community.
For a relatively small sum, the nouns can participate in building out the infrastructure to onboard a whole new community of young people into the internet age. If you decide this is a nounish proposal and even fund a portion, it will mean a lot to the lives of these young children.
Option 1: $20k for Phase 1 only
Option 2: $135k to fund full project
· Build a wall around school to prevent theft of wire and equipment: $20k
· Installation of minimal electricity, doors and proper roofs for basic environmental sealing for classrooms to protect equipment: $20k
· Purchase of minimal hardware to start program (5 computers): $5k
· Build of a new building to house lab with full environmental sealing including floors, sealed windows, electricity, and lockable doors: $90k
· Teach students about the playground, and how to generate their own noun!
6 months for phase 1
1.5 years for full project
The Mawanda Project established MD Standard School in 2015 with just 15 students. Since then, the Nursery & Primary school has grown to over 180 students (ages 3-16) and 17 teachers/staff with an annual operating cost of approximately $40k. MD Standard School provides food and education to students who do not otherwise have an opportunity to attend school due to family hardship. We are a 100% volunteer-based 501c3 non-profit with all donations going directly to our efforts in Iganga, Uganda.