The Ulwazi Programme, established in 2008 in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, is a pioneering initiative aimed at democratically co-creating cultural and historical information with local communities. Through training community members in digital media tools and web platforms, the program encourages them to contribute articles in Zulu and English about the culture and history of Durban and the eThekwini Municipality. I helped launch the project with eThekwini Municipal Libraries and ran it for several years.
- Established a digital library of local history and knowledge in English and Zulu, with over 2000 articles.
- Trained over 20 fieldworkers in digital media management and digital skills.
- Promoted digital and reading literacy by providing access to locally relevant resources in local languages.