LAUNCH | Trezor Expands the Trezor Academy Education Initiative to 20 More Countries Worldwide – 9 are in Africa

In an exclusive to BitKE, Trezor confirmed participating African countries below.

Trezor, the original bitcoin hardware wallet company, has announced the planned expansion of its education programme, Trezor Academy, to 20 more countries worldwide.

Throughout 2023 Trezor Academy has been running meetups, workshops and Q&A sessions in six African countries to engage local educators to spread the bitcoin message far and wide. 

The programme will now expand to 20 more countries including Mexico, South Africa, Indonesia, Kenya and more besides, with Trezor’s commitment to provide a minimum of three programmes per month with a total of 40 Trezor Academy programmes throughout 2024.

In an exclusive to BitKE, Trezor confirmed participating African countries below:
  • Cameroon
  • Burundi
  • Uganda
  • Benin
  • Botswana
  • South Africa (Soweto)
  • Namibia
  • Kenya
  • South Africa (Johannesburg)
  • South Africa (Cape Town)
  • Ghana

Each programme consists of three consecutive meetups that provide a platform for attendees to learn about the benefits of Bitcoin via a specially created Trezor curriculum and contributed to by Trezor Bitcoin Analyst, Josef Tetek (author of the book, ‘Bitcoin: Separation of Money and State’).

Publicly available materials have also been curated as student resources. 

Students in turn are encouraged to become educators themselves to continue the programme in perpetuity with the potential to reach thousands more individuals.  

As part of the Trezor Academy project, Trezor is funding Bitcoineta, a branded Land Rover in conjunction with Bitcoin Cowries, which is touring the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) taking the Bitcoin message to rural communities and schools in:

  • Ghana
  • Togo
  • Benin, and
  • Nigeria

Trezor Academy has been made possible by the support of the bitcoin community.  21 Euro from each sale of Trezor’s limited edition, bitcoin-only version of its recently launched Trezor Safe 3 hardware wallet has been pledged to fund this ongoing education work. 

Matěj Žák, CEO of Trezor commented:

“We’re immensely proud of the work completed by the Trezor Academy programme to date which has provided a solid platform to build out the initiative throughout 2024.

Developing countries are a perfect example of how, by applying the unique properties of Bitcoin, individuals can achieve financial self-sovereignty.  That may sound like an ideal but in countries where financial systems are not as inclusive, Bitcoin improves access to things like payment schemes, microfinancing, and savings for everyone. 

The results can be dramatic.”




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