Nafissatou Mbodj

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Country: Senegal
Email: nafi.mbodj [at] schoolnetafrica.org
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Nafissatou Mbodj is the Executive Director at SchoolNet Africa;[1] she has held this position since 2002. Her work has provided over 2,000 computers for African students, and resulted in capacity building and significant teaching improvement projects. One of their goals is to raise over 2 million computers. SchoolNet Africa is one of Africa's first African-led, African-based NGOs that operates across the continent to improve education access, quality and efficiency through the use of ICTs in African schools. SchoolNet Africa works mainly with students, teachers, policymakers and practitioners through country-based schoolnet organisations across Africa.[2][3] She advocates and participates in international conferences to spread awareness and offer solutions to the infrastructural problems Africa faces in implementing IT based educational programs. The organization is present in 33 African countries.[4]

Nafissatou Mbodj has been a High School Teacher of French and English / General English and ESP at a Technical School for 10 years. Ms. Mbodj is also a longtime Trainee Supervisor at the Teachers ‘ College Methodology School, and an ICT World links instructor. She is also the President of ACSU (Association Culturelle Sénégal USA ), and an English teacher at DELC (Dakar English Teacher of ACSU).[5]

Ms. Mbodj was previously the National Director of Worldlinks Senegal, which was a World Bank program working with ICT in Senegal.[6]

Career History

Nafissatou Mbodj is a pioneer with the World Bank Project: World Links for Development , which began in 1997 and used the computer as a tool to improve education. She has been a Fulbright Teacher in St Louis, Missouri.[7] She was the Connecticut Writing Project Consultant for the class of 2002.[8]

Ms. Mbodj thought it was great fun to teach French in the U.S., and especially enjoyed sharing cultures and customs.[9]

Education

She holds a Bachelor and a certificate of Mastery in English from the University of Dakar.

External Links

International Networks for ICT in Education Podcast: Nafissatou Mbodj, Executive Director, Schoolnet Africa

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