Bitcoin Dada is a women centric entity that is working towards educating African women into Bitcoin.
“Dada” means Sister in Swahili.
Women form a significant population in Africa, and are often left behind in many innovations in the digital space. At Bitcoin Dada we endeavor to close the gap and turn what is perceived to be foreign and even suspect technology into a well understood and adopted resource to masses, through online courses, events and social networking.
Bitcoin Dada was founded to try to resolve three issues in the ecosystem: first, to reduce the knowledge barriers for everyday women to enter the Bitcoin world; second, to make bitcoin relatable to the masses; lastly, to narrow the gender divide in this space through education, community, and social network platforms.
We hope to create a network of well-wishers to further grow our reach to women not easily accessible via normal platforms, in women-only education centers, rural communities, SMEs, university students, and those in low-income communities, across the African continent.
Bitcoin education can provide several benefits to women, including financial empowerment and increased access to financial services. By learning about the technology behind it and how to use it, African women can gain greater control over their finances and be more independent. Additionally, its decentralized nature enables anyone with an internet connection to use it, making it accessible to African women in areas where traditional banking services are limited. Finally, it can provide opportunities for African women to participate in the growing bitcoin economy as investors, entrepreneurs, and developers.
The goal is to expand the reach of bitcoin by holding more meetups, increasing enrollment in online courses, promoting bitcoin circular economies, creating educational resources for the general public, and creating a comprehensive website for bitcoin education
Since inception, we’ve successfully trained four cohorts of students with over 40 graduating, held bitcoin-only meet-ups in Nairobi, Kenya, helped some students start accepting bitcoin as a payment option in their businesses, and recommended students to bitcoin companies for employment.
We are currently onto our fourth class with a growing community.