Fanisi Online’s High Level Strategic Focus

We believe all children can embrace who they are,
define their future and change the world.

People

Skills for 4IR 


Africa’s Youth is currently it ’s richest resource. Governments in Africa are struggling to skill up this resource to achieve the highest productivity. China did it, India is doing it, Africa can do it. Fanisi Online working with partners aligned to this aim will work to develop cost-effective platforms to deliver 4IR skills to all corners of Africa. Already, Fanisi is working with Poly Up inc. to bring to Africa, skills that help develop computational, algorithmic and system thinking to children from as early as kindergarten using basic mathematics principles.


Democratised Education


With the advancement of Internet technologies, it is now much easier to provide high-quality education to a wider reach of people regardless of where they live. There may still exist challenges of connectivity and devices to achieve this, but this is part of the mission that Fanisi Online is undertaking. Reaching all African youth with high-quality education regardless of where they live.


Education Platform


Fanisi working with partners, vendors, governments and ecosystems, has set up an Online Tuition center (Fanisi Academy) and an e-learning platform (Fanisi Academics), that enables quality teachers deliver quality content to connected students in a revenue share mirroring the apps store model. Fanisi plays the role of setting standards, ensuring quality and helping with product packaging, while the teachers and schools deliver the learning.


Food Sufficiency and Security


A hungry child is not likely to focus on the learning, a well-fed and broke child may also not achieve much. While the emphasis is on tuning up the children’s head, it is important that that head is used in activities that will generate wealth and uplift the general living standards of the people, hence
the emphasis on using technology to improve food systems both for consumption and business and wealth creation.

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Technology

Technology Test Bed

Fanisi acknowledges that to achieve its aims of connecting the continent of Africa and delivering high quality education and food sufficiency, there has to be a focus on technology. Technology that will be easily adaptable and aligned to African ways of life. As a foundation to this, Fanisi will work with partners, government and supporters to develop a distributed technology testbed along the lines of Github, Netlify and which will allow theme-based
hackathons to be conducted at various locations in Africa from time to time starting with Kenya.


Democratised Education


With the advancement of Internet technologies, it is now much easier to provide high-quality education to a wider reach of people regardless of where they live. There may still exist challenges of connectivity and devices to achieve this, but this is part of the mission that Fanisi Online is undertaking. Reaching all African youth with high-quality education regardless of where they live.

High Quality simple Education content development Technology

There are very good teachers of different subjects across the continent. Fanisi’s aim is to ensure that learners are facilitated to access the best teachers and subject matter experts in the continent regardless of where they live. If the best mathematics teacher lives in Abuja Nigeria, a mathematics student in Burundi should be able to access the teacher and his/her content in a manner that the teacher wins and the student wins even more. To achieve this, Fanisi will continue to seek simple but very effective high-quality content development and delivery technology to be deployed across the continent starting with Kenya.  

Payment and Trading systems on Whatsapp, Messenger etc

To bring life to the objective of food sufficiency and security, Fanisi will use technology to develop trading platforms that enable youth in Africa, wherever they are to generate wealth from the surplus that comes out of their activity. There is a need for an easy to use trading platform with payment systems that are aligned to widely used messaging platforms like Whatsapp, Messenger, Tiktok, and any that may come up. Fanisi will look for partners who can help work on this initiative.

Block Chain Technology advantages

Block Chain technology is bided as a technology of the future and which carries a lot of promise and advantage. As part of its Technology initiatives, Fanisi will emphasize on exploring the advantages of Blockchain Technology and applying the same to its projects and products. For instance, using blockchain technology to enhance cross border trade starting with EAC, Then COMESA and Finally AFT. 

System

Ecosystem Interconnectedness

In order to achieve its aims of developing the African Youth, Fanisi appreciates the importance of ecosystem connectedness. Working with the Education, Food, Trade and Finance ecosystems, Fanisi will emphasize on their interconnectedness, taking any opportunity to simplify the 
extricate systems.

API Development

To enable the interconnectedness of the ecosystems, Fanisi will use its Technology Testbed to continuously develop APIs and work to be at the center of the various ecosystems that it has identified as key to getting the cogs of uplifting the African youth to take up their place in the world order. It is easy to use APIs that Fanisi expects will develop a market for cloud services in Africa and help flatten the non-tariff barriers to trade in Africa.

Trading Platform along the lines of Double Click and Facebook Auctions

Since Google/ Alphabet acquired Double Click, its revenues and dominant position in the Ad market increased by a quantum. The same can be said of Facebook’s ad revenues and market share once they adopted audience auctioning as a means to generate the highest possible revenues from their audience. Fanisi has identified this type of auctioning as a fundamental way of getting the highest returns for the farmers and other traders on its Food and Trade platforms. Fanisi will then develop systems for product development aimed at getting the trading platform and finance systems to operate along the lines of Google double-click.

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The Assistance we request from Partners

  • Development of a technology Test-bed that will allow groups of developers to collaborate on platforms’ development

  • Training on a structure for collaborative projects’ development

  • Assist in stimulating uptake from identified rural schools, by providing high specification devices (could even be used or refurbished).

  • Development of low cost techniques to develop education content and products.

  • Development of an API’s ‘Switch’, to which different systems would connect to interconnect to other systems, e.g. Merchants connecting to access Finance and payment systems, tax and govt. systems etc

  • Baby-steps to adult steps in Block chain technology