Codewit Global Network is an international grassroots Movement which aims to promote youth education, democracy and human rights in Africa and beyond. CGN is a global and growing community which believe that sound education would teach people particularly African youths to understand and challenge the present problems in their communities and search for an African solution.
The staff is headquartered in Helsinki, but the collaborative nature of our work means we have advisors and contributors worldwide, who work with us to shape the Codewit Activities,and the Codewit website.
What is Codewit?
Codewit is a terminology use by the founder to suggest a collective approach to mobilize African authors, journalists, writers around the world to use the power of writing to help bring about change in Africa.
What is the main goal of Codewit Global Network?
The purpose of the Codewit Global Network is to establish functional literate communities in Africa to bridge the gap between poverty and prosperity. We are committed to bringing Africans together under this umbrella of change. We believe in the greatness of Africa; and we believe a true change will only emerge when the walls of self-centeredness, ethnicity, individualism, and religious barriers are broken down.
How does the organization tend to achieve this goal?
Online Technology Gives Codewit Activists Real Power to Change the Status Quo – Without Taking to the Streets”
Who can participate?
Everyone who is interested! You do not need to be a member of Codewit Global Network to participate. Codewit welcomes all those who are keen to help educate our African youth and also willing to keep shining the light on human rights. Whether you plan to participate as a Codewit-writer, event organizer, or sponsor, we’d like to think that the world would be a better place if everyone was a member of Codewit International. . Join us today to become a New African, and bring us one step closer to a new Africa.
Does writing work?
Yes, it does! Codewit has found that your writing efforts have led to positive results in approximately one-third of African youth. But we’ve also learned that it takes persistence: some countries can be more responsive than others; and through our effort, most African youths have began to realize their potentials. Most of them have realized that they are not subhuman after all. Most importantly, they have started to engage and be involved in their communities. This is evidenced in so many African countries now including Tanzania, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, and Ghana. For us, Writing serves as a conscience to the nation.
What is Codewism?
Codewism is the system of philosophical thought attributed to Anthony-Claret Onwutalobi, the founder of Codewit Global organization. It was founded in the spirit of finding a Pragmatic solution of African emancipation from western coercion and enslavement. Codewism is characterized by eight principles for African liberation
Afro- Jingoism: To be a true patriot and defender of African values and culture without any apprehension or timidity
Mental emancipation: To be knowledgeable of African history and accomplishments, and to dismiss any kind of complex exhibited by any race or tribe.
Self-government: To expel from one’s self the notion that other world or country could help to solve African problem or help in governing African people
Self dependent: To believe in one’s self and to believe that one has full capacity and the ability and potential to fend for oneself and expel any notion of seeking for pity or aid from foreign world
Economic determinism: To realize that being self-sufficient economically is the basis for rescuing the Renascent African.
Political renaissance: To regain the sovereignty that Africa has lost to colonialists.
Community integration: To expel from one’s self national, religious, racial, tribal, political-economic, and ethical prejudice.
Religious tolerance: To show empathy for other peoples views, and recognize their right to hold such views.
Ethos and core beliefs -Our Core Commitments
Codewit Global Network is about understanding each other, building bridges, creating friendships, and celebrating the rich dimensions contained within the global community. We enable connectivity and networking, the exchange of services or information between different individuals, groups, companies, or institutions. Our core commitments involve the following:
Codewit engage in fostering the ability to lead in youth to empower them to fully participate in society. Through our network, we devote our resources in the practice of teaching, imparting knowledge, and providing instruction in leadership skills to youth in the community, to empower them to organize and lead community activities.
Youth capacity building
Codewit Global Network participate in developing the skills and potential of youth to take the lead in their own development and the development of their communities by enhancing their expertise and awareness about relevant issues and their community, such as youth training on cultural diversity.
Youth education and empowerment
In Codewit Network community, we participate in the activity of educating, teaching, training, and imparting knowledge, ideas, and skills to children and youth, both within the formal education system and informally to give youth the skills to be empowered to fully participate in society.
We are involved in addressing the ability of children and youth to actively participate in community, local, and national institutions, and to encourage youth to tackle social, cultural, and economic barriers to civic and democratic participation. Effective civic participation of youth strengthens institutions and empowers youth to be leaders within their communities.
Child and youth protection
Codewit Global Network encourages our society to protect children and youth from threats, be it physical abuse or lack of access to basic needs such as food, and to protect the rights of children to be free from harm.
Codewit Global Network promotes the ability and creates opportunities for community members to participate directly in the decision-making activities that steer the development of the community. Participating in community decisions gives ownership to community members and empowers people to develop their own community
Codewit emphasize on improving children’s access to health care in Africa, educating families about children’s health, and working on issues of health that are specific to children, such as the impact of environmental pollutants on child development, immunization, HIVs and AIDS, asthma, child obesity, and health education for children that will enable them to make healthier lifestyle choices for their health in the future
Codewit describes the differences in race, ethnicity, language, nationality, beliefs, values, religion, and the variety of human cultures within a community, organization, nation, or region. We engage in the practice of enhancing the acceptance, tolerance, and understanding of cultural differences within a community, organization, country, or region.
Social justice education
Codewit Global Network participate in the activity of educating, teaching, training, and imparting knowledge, ideas, and skills to people about the concept that community and state activity should be based on just and equitable treatment of all people regardless of color, race, socioeconomic class, gender, age, or sexual preference.
Codewit community also engage in the activity of educating, teaching, training, and imparting knowledge and ideas to people about the concepts of democracy, including ideas about civic participation and people’s rights within a democratic state.
Community service and volunteerism
In Codewit , we invite all members to volunteer in creating the change Africa need by encouraging and facilitating community members to give their time to impart their knowledge and offer their skills, talents, and effort to contribute to a more cohesive and strong community