Categories: social, technology
What: Samaschool, a start-up that trains the extreme poor in America and abroad on how to micro-task, reports that its efforts in East Africa have resulted in an average annual wage increase from $800 to $3,300 for the region’s micro-taskers.
So What: Samaschool illustrates how virtual work could be a key tool in development. It is based on the principle that the most important aspect of development under-addressed by current models is ensuring people can work. The rise of virtual work is allowing people in developing countries with good connectivity to access new markets and work opportunities, with tangible benefits in their earnings.
Source: Wired- ‘The Woman Finding Tech Jobs for the World’s Poorest People’