Region: Africa | Country : Ethiopia

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Sewasew enables users to curate and contribute content in their native language. It is named after the Amharic word for “ladder” and intends to provide an online content platform as a ladder to prosperity. The platform aims to deepen knowledge about various topics relevant to Africa, to connect users to one another, and to increase awareness about Africa. The platform hosts crowdsourced content in four languages: English, Amharic, Afaan oroomo and Tigrigna. As of 2017, the site has 30,000 articles that vary from tips on how to use government services, travelers’ guides for tourists, as well as information on local customs and culture. Sewasew aims to increase the locally relevant content on its platform through collaborations with local educational and cultural institutions, including the Addis Ababa University, the National Archives and Libraries Agency, and the Oromo Cultural Center.

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