Tencent funds digital library in Kenya

China Daily | Updated: 2017-11-23 07:06

He says the creation of a digital library to store and disseminate information about sports played by Kenya's indigenous communities will help foster interethnic relations and boost tourism revenue.

Anne Therese Ndong Jatta, director of the UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa, says Kenya's digital library for traditional games will help convey values of solidarity, respect for diversity and inclusion.

"Digitization of indigenous games will create bridges across generations and among communities. It will contribute to cultural awareness, intergenerational learning and exchange," Jatta says.

The digitization of information and visual images of sports cherished by indigenous Kenyan communities is part of a global project launched by UNESCO's Beijing office in 2015.

Zeng Qingyi, an officer with the office's communication and information sector, says a digital repository of traditional games will enable Kenyan youth to appreciate the culture of their ancestors.

"This information on traditional games, when digitized, can be converted into learning materials," Zeng says.

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