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By Elizabeth Crane, Common Sense Media Reviewer

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Glimpse of African ingenuity offers kids a new perspective.

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Africa and its people are too big a topic to be summed up on a single Web site, but the six Afrigadget blog contributors manage it to a large degree. They find small, interesting projects from all over the continent that underscore the creativity, ingenuity, and self-sufficiency of Africans. For instance, in Zimbabwe, there is a company called ZamBikes that retrofits trailers for bicycles. Since there are few cars in the rural areas, these trailers are used as transportation for goods and people -- even as ambulances.

Without Afrigadget, these stories wouldn’t reach an audience. This site spotlights the positive steps being taken there, and encourages creative thinking and environmentalism.

Website Details

  • Genre: Civic Engagement
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Last updated: November 5, 2015

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