Overview

  • Organization TypeService Providers
  • Staff6-25
  • HeadquartersSwitzerland
  • Founded2003
How afronum came into existence… afronum started its activities in 2003 with a development project of the IT support company SW@XE SARL in Dakar/Senegal. The project was named “afronum” (Afrique numérique, “digital Africa” = afronum). First donations in form of desktop computers and servers were made to schools. The next project was introducing IT with a Windows network to the mayor’s offices in Grand Dakar, and this resulted in their biggest project in Senegal, the creation of a school for communication for the Sûrété Nationale (Police) in 2004. This lot of more than 100 Compaq Pentium II PC’s and servers was possible through donations of the “Zurich Group” company. The final goal of afronum will be the creation of an own school of telecommunication in the near future. Other than existing IT schools in Africa, EPT afronum (Ecole professionnelle de télécommunication) will be focussing on Open Source software such as UBUNTU or Debian Linux for both server and client applications (LTSP, XAMPP), whereas Windows will be supported at request. Since 2013 afronum is working in Loum/ Cameroon, the branch in Senegal is working independently. At this date (2015), following projects have been realized: – Primary school “Ecole Keur Mbaye Fall” (2003), Senegal – First donations Police Dakar and Windows network Mayor’s offices Grand Dakar (2004), Senegal – IT-School Police Dakar (Sûrété National) (2004), Senegal – Matam (Cybercafe and school) (2007), Senegal – Thiès: Creation of a Primary school (Non-IT) (October 2008), Senegal – Loum: Cooperation with school „Ecole Bilingue Route de Bakossi“, since 2013, Cameroon

Careers

Staff at afronum G.I.E. have experience in

Sectors

  • development
  • torts / conflict resolution
  • logistics / supplies
  • private sector development
  • public transportation

Funders

  • bloomberg philantrophies

Countries

  • senegal
  • switzerland
  • united states
  • south africa
  • cameroon

Skills

  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • with experience in conflict areas

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Company Offices
  • Switzerland (headquarters)
  • Zurich
  • Senegal
  • Thies