AFRICAN LANGUAGES TECHNOLOGIES AND TOOLS
Conversation with EL Hadji Ibrahima, founder of Wolof Tech, a podcast on science and tech in Wolof
Embark on an enthralling journey with us as we delve into the second episode of the ALATT Podcast. In this episode, we have the honour of engaging in a one-on-one conversation with El Hadji Ibrahima, a software engineer who is passionate for technology and the preservation of his native language: wolof.
Join us as we delve into Ibrahima's remarkable odyssey, where he shares the gripping tale of how and why "Wolof Tech '' came to life and the profound influence of technology on preserving and expanding the use of the Senegalese language wolof. Prepare to be enlightened, and immersed in the intersection of innovation and heritage.
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Nkenne is more than just an app: it’s a cultural bridge.19:31Welcome to a new episode of the ALATT Podcast, where we discover innovators who have created a practical tool or technology to enhance the use of an African language.In this captivating episode of ALATT, we had the pleasure of sitting down with Mr. Michael Odokara-Okigbo, the visionary founder and CEO of Nkenne whose mission is clear - to revolutionise African language learning. Fueled by a deep-seated passion for linguistic diversity and propelled by cutting-edge technology, Nkenne was meticulously crafted to simplify the process of learning African languages across the globe.Michael Odokara-Okigbo envisions a world where people from diverse backgrounds can effortlessly connect through the richness of African languages. The app aims to break down barriers, making language learning an accessible and enjoyable experience for all.Join us in this insightful conversation as we explore his innovative work and the transformative impact of Nkenne in reshaping how African languages are learned and celebrated.Stay tuned for a thought-provoking discussion that underscores the significance of technology, passion, and cultural preservation in the realm of African language learning. ALATT is proud to spotlight trailblazers like Michael Odokara-Okigbo who are actively contributing to the cultural tapestry of the African continent.
3. Sibusiso Biyela’ Ilukuluku Podcast - Create A Comprehensive Database Of Scientific Terms In Isizulu33:29In this episode, we are honoured to feature Sibusiso Biyela, the brilliant mind behind "Ilukuluku" a groundbreaking podcast that brings the world of science to life in Isizulu, a South African indigenous language that has long been underrepresented in scientific discussions. By involving listeners in the translation process and fostering a deeper understanding of the scientific process, the podcast is paving the way for a future where science can be conducted and discussed in African languages. With continued support and recognition, initiatives like "IlukuLuku" have the potential to revolutionise science communication and empower African communities to embrace and contribute to scientific knowledge.As we engage with Sibusiso, we uncover the intersection of linguistic diversity and scientific innovation. His podcast, "IlukuLuku," exemplifies the power of collaboration, co-creation, and audience engagement in achieving this goal. Join us on this enlightening journey as we explore the extraordinary work of Sibusiso Biyela on the Ilukuluku podcast.
1. Conversation with Ijemma Onwuzulike, founder of Nkọwa okwu, an Igbo English Dictionary24:30Embark on an exhilarating journey with us as we dive into the inaugural episode of the ALATT Podcast. In this episode, we have the privilege of conversing one on one with Nkowa Okwu, a trailblazing software engineer and the visionary founder and CEO of "Nkowa Okwu" – an ingenious Igbo language learning platform that is making waves. Join us as we delve into Nkowa's remarkable odyssey, where she shares the gripping tale of how "Nkowa Okwu" came to life and the profound influence of technology on preserving and revitalising African languages. Prepare to be inspired, enlightened, and immersed in the intersection of innovation and heritage.