2019’s sure been a year. For South Africa, that means extreme highs and depressing lows, but one things for sure, the country didn’t stop…
YouTube is opening a school and wants you to listen, laugh and give. The School of YouTube will open from 8 to 12 September. Though YouTube has, since its inception, been a school for many things, it is now taking advantage of its use as a learning portal and they are doing it for a good cause. Who hasn’t gone to YouTube to find a video on how to install a program or how to set up a game? Ever thought that is a form of learning.
After the ice bucket challenge, it appears that ways to raise funds are getting more innovative. The School of YouTube curriculum is uncomplicated, comes without annoying classmates and has only one easy assignment. And that assignment is that when you are done watching a video, you must donate money to Comic Relief. Money raised from donations will go towards helping give kids an education across some of the world’s poorest countries.
The videos will feature some of YouTube’s most popular stars learning or teaching something new everyday. According to a video that YouTube has released, the YouTube stars will perform a variety of tasks from figure skating to salsa dancing, baking a cake to landing a plane. The lessons will be uploaded on YouTube from the week of September 8 to 12.
With 1 billion users each month on YouTube, watching a total of 6 billion hours of video each month, the initiative should garner a lot of interest and, as YouTube and Comic Relief are hoping, get people to make donations.