Sonic Foundry, Inc. (NASDAQ: SOFO), the trusted leader in video capture, management and streaming solutions, today announced that its Global Learning Exchange™ (GLX) business, which provides students around the world with cost-effective, locally supported access to top-tier online learning solutions, has established a partnership with the Read and Earn Federation for the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO REF) to launch and promote a Nigeria-based education and skills development program.
Sonic Foundry CEO Joe Mozden, Jr. said, “The entire Global Learning Exchange team is honored to partner with Prince Abdulsalami and UNESCO REF on the development of a ground-breaking higher education program for Nigerian students. We are united in our belief that every student and worker in the world should have the right to reach their full potential, and we believe that together we can take a big step toward providing affordable and accessible education opportunities in Nigeria and, ultimately, throughout West Africa.”
President of UNESCO REF Prince Abdulsalami Ladigbolu commented, “In addition to providing Nigerian students and workers with affordable access to a variety of global education and skills development programs, the partnership between UNESCO REF and Global Learning Exchange will support the launch of multiple GLX Hub facilities in Nigeria. These facilities will provide Global Learning Exchange students with a positive study environment, access to technology, and a variety of academic and career development support resources.”
The Global Learning Exchange-UNESCO REF partnership will operate under the umbrella of The August Project (TAP), a UNESCO REF initiative supported by the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals (OSSAP-SDGs), and will aim to support the realization of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Nigeria. More information on the UN SDGs can be accessed here.
Global Learning Exchange™ launched its inaugural program in the Bahamas in July and is currently focused on partnership development to support the launch of additional programs in Africa and in several other emerging markets around the world. GLX representatives are currently in discussion with potential qualified university partners in the US, UK, and Australia and with potential local partners in Africa, Central Asia, and Southeast Asia.
Additional information on Global Learning Exchange can be accessed here.
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Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Madison, Wis., Sonic Foundry (OTC: SOFO) is dedicated to transforming how the world works and learns through innovative and scalable technology solutions. Sonic Foundry’s brands include Vidable® and Global Learning Exchange® which help unlock a smarter, more connected world for learners, workers, and entrepreneurs everywhere. For more information visit www.sonicfoundry.com.
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