Community Leaders for Internet Health | an Open Leaders X program

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Interview by Abigail Cabunoc Mayes. Image of Uffa Modey at MozFest 2019. Photo by Hadassah Louis

Esther Mwema (@hadassahlouis) and Uffa Modey (@Fafa416) are passionate about engaging youth in internet problems. They founded Digital Grassroots in 2017, and now they’re adding an open leadership program to their grassroots efforts. Over the past few months, Esther and Uffa have been working to launch Community Leaders for Internet Health during Open Leaders X.


I interviewed Esther and Uffa to learn more about Community Leaders for Internet Health and how you can contribute to the work.



What is Community Leaders for Internet Health?

Community Leaders for Internet Health will spotlight internet issues in diverse local community contexts and collaborate with local leaders to engage with tools for open campaigning towards Internet Health. Our program enables people in underrepresented regions to assess the state of the Internet in their community and share their stories on the challenges and opportunities encountered.


Why did you start Community Leaders for Internet Health?

Community Leaders for Internet Health was started as an avenue to raise awareness on the internet principles required to maintain a healthy internet ecosystem among youth from underrepresented communities...


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