The Built With Bitcoin (BWB) Foundation has opened a new Bitcoin Technology Center in Ejisu, Ghana, a city in Greater Kumasi, as a legacy for the inaugural Bitcoin Africa conference. The center will be run by Ghanaians, for Ghanaians, according to a press release sent to Bitcoin Magazine.
BWB founders Ray Youssef and Yusuf Nessary plan to unveil the campus on Thursday, December 8, 2022, with a tour attended by various members of the international Bitcoin community.
The primary goal of the Bitcoin Technology Center, according to the press release, “is to equip the local community with skills and knowledge within the finance and technology industries; it is also intended to build community and foster a safe environment to learn.” “.
Support for the installation comes from the Edwinase community, Blockchain Foundation Africa, and the Bitcoin community. Eight employees will work there, including administrators and teachers.
The release details some of the various subjects that will be taught at the center, including “Financial Literacy: Understanding Money,” “Introduction to Bitcoin,” “Entrepreneurship,” “Introduction to Computers,” and “Introduction to Coding.” .
The facility will be freely accessible and the center aims to educate and train approximately 400 people in the first year. In addition to the education and training provided, the site will serve as a venue for monthly meetings.
BWB is “a humanitarian organization dedicated to creating equal opportunity by providing clean water, access to quality education, sustainable agriculture, and humanitarian support, all powered by Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies,” according to the foundation’s website.
Built With Bitcoin has completed several humanitarian projects before, including an education center in South Africa in collaboration with Bitcoin Ekasi, a ferry for a school in El Salvador that had no access before that, and a well project in Nigeria that provided more than 1,000 villagers with access to clean water.
On the importance of providing access to education to the community, Nessary stated: “The foundation of any community is education, be it financial, health, agricultural, etc. Education is also key to protecting vulnerable communities from bad actors and teaching people how Bitcoin can help them and their families through entrepreneurship, financial inclusion, knowledge, and social empowerment.”