African Metaverse – Where Africans Can Embrace and Share Their Culture

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African Metaverse – Where Africans Can Embrace and Share Their Culture
William Jackson, M.Ed. Clubhouse @myquesttoteach Zakaria Laajily @Zakaria_lj

Yousra Mounib @yousramounib3

Technology is providing increasing opportunities for Africans to express themselves in a way never imagined by using technology. African people for years have been left out, neglected, disconnected, seen as unprepared and not smart enough to embrace the changes in fields of technology. Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 is providing new choices to be dynamic content creators and influencers that are respected across the African continent and globally. Africans are no longer being denied and ignored, they are innovators and creatives

now and they are not stopping, here comes the metaverse.

The metaverse is providing multiple ways for Africans to share their skills, talents and abilities in digital environments in The Arts, Medicine, Innovation, Education and other

areas that are beneficial and supportive to build knowledge, connections, and collaborations. Aditi Baker, of The Hartford’s Data Science Enablement team has stated that “the innovation space is growing exponentially.” African people are being recognized and respected globally when connected with technology platforms and tools. African people need to take advantage

of learning opportunities that prepare them for the future. The push now is on for getting Africans active, engaged in the metaverse, not limiting to just one community. All Africans

are welcomed and have the potential to be influential. In the metaverse Africans are respected, supported and encouraged to bring their cultures to life.

The Metaverse, Blockchain, NFT’s and other areas have opened new areas for learning and new opportunities to build wealth, influence, building personal brands and professional profiles. Gaming is not the only area for African youth, teens and young adults to learn
about. As a STEAM Educator, I’m working to teach students about skills that build critical thinking, higher order thinking skills, how to be a digital entrepreneur and understand the value of digital collaboration.

The changes in the commercialization of Space by SpaceX and NASA, Blue Origin and others open up transformative doors for career opportunities, African youth, teens and young adults could have never thought or dreamed of. Africa is preparing its own astronauts in real life and metaverse pioneers that allow Virtual Realty to open education doors for their fellow African brothers and sisters. Even in the exploration of the seas and oceans of the world can allow Africans to build new directions for fishing and exploration.

African people know they can help create solutions that work better for youth, teens and young adults that look like them, think like them and importantly create like them. The world of the metaverse does not care what color, what gender, religious preferences, educational levels,
nor financial situations people are derived from. In the metaverse you can own stuff; ideas, properties, Art, digital land and create your own world. Whether you’re just starting out in tech or you have the experience to lead, Africans you have work that you can create, that challenges you to be creative and innovative. Building your creativity and innovative skills will drive your success to empower your community and support others that are around you.

African youth should take advantage of this technological revolution, break the paradigm of being consumers and start creating, innovating and being active change-makers, there are potential collaborations, cooperation, and changers that include risk-taking and networking. The metaverse will allow Africans to be part of diverse communities, a community that is diverse, inclusive, and is willing to grow and is passionate like Africans diverse visuals. Collaborations allow for conversations – conversations spark cooperation where African work together to solve problems and grow in unity.

“A simple coffee chat with someone might inspire a drastic change in your career choice for the future”
Aditi says as it relates to technologies ability to grow people.

As a STEAM Educator and involved in technology on multiple levels in elementary, middle school and higher education, I tell my students don’t be afraid to take any risk, learn as much as you can about the metaverse, make sure you are collaborating and don’t wait for the right opportunity to come to you.
Be creative, be innovative, be bold and authentic and go after your dreams.
Now is the time for African people to drive to their dreams of new purposes and influences for them. There are rooms, places of safety, acceptance, encouragement, potential and purp

ose for everyone. The Metaverse is calling African creatives, innovators, artists, entrepreneurs to show their innovation and creativity. Get your META on African brothers and sisters!!!! Check out places online like The Black Metaverse on Clubhouse “Augmenting Your Reality Through the Metaverse,” Sundays and Education Conference

Educ8 Community “Room Share Thoughts and Ideas” Mondays Don’t miss your time to rise and be the African entrepreneurs, business owners, influencers, investors, venture capitalists, and intellectual Kings and Queens that are in you. Use the metaverse to expand your influence across the continent on digital platforms that will influence all of Africa.

William and Aida Jackson (United States), Zakaria Laajily and Yousra Mounib (both of Morocco) are content creators focusing on Africa and the 54 nations of the continent. They are digital innovators for their respective developing brands and interns with My Quest To Teach. My Quest To Teach – William, Zakaria and Yousra are developing their brands that will be announced soon in 2022. Sharing the technology skills of Africans, especially young adults of Morocco. William, Aida, Zakaria and Yousra are contributors to One Africa Forum, Education Conference rooms on Clubhouse. Zakaria and Yousra are contributing and volunteering with One Africa Forum and developing platforms providing conferences, workshops and trainings. They will be providing a Podcast supporting Morocco youth, teens and young adults soon as they develop their content, objectives and strategies for implementation. They are both university students with a passion for doing work in their beloved Morocco and sharing their voices as they grow in their skills, talents and abilities as content creators, students and developing influencers on the African continent and as Moroccans.

Zakaria and Yousra are the major contributors of Africa On The Blog and posting content weekly.

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