Hello, Horizen community!
My name is Shirley, I’m a Web3 literacy educator & community outreach extraordinaire working with the Puerto Rico Blockchain Trade Association (PRBTA) https://www.prblockchain.org/, a non-profit organization focused on blockchain policy, community and education. My goal since 2021 has been to provide guidance to the blockchain/crypto curious, regardless of their technical background, so they can onboard Web3 with a well rounded understanding of how things work and why getting involved in building the future of the internet matters. Up to August last year the PRBTA was offering Web3 literacy seminars (100% free, mainly in Spanish) to our community in Puerto Rico, and over the past few months we have been working on turning those into a Spanish-first, free-access video series for Youtube.
The video series is meant for our Spanish speaking audience, making it valuable for any Spanish-speaker interested in entering the world of Web3. This last point is important to me personally, as I was born in Central America, where I have witnessed first-hand how basic Web3 literacy could help those who have very limited access to information in their native language. Moreover, the region presents a huge opportunity for Web3 onboarding to unlock their participation and agency in our developing ecosystem. The opportunity of accessible Web 3.0 education is of global concern - many people do have a very limited understanding of what “Web 3.0” is, much less how it relates to blockchain tech, or even their own future.
Right now, we are looking for sponsors/grants to support us with the video production, and we would be delighted if there was interest from the Horizen DAO and the community to get involved.
Our goal with this video series is to provide the basic information, knowledge and tools any person with a proficient level of digital literacy would need to onboard Web3 as safely as possible on their own. Additionally, we also want them to understand the significance of what blockchain technology enables and why this is a critical time for action. We’ve already produced the first video in the series (a “pilot” episode, if you will), which you can find here. It’s in Spanish, (with English subtitles) and it captures the “feel” of what we want to put out into the world.
There are many ways the DAO community could support us with our mission, but to get started we need funding to keep the project going. The sponsorship/grant we need in order to secure the completion of the video series is $21K. However, it is also possible to sponsor a single video for $3500.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this post, and please, ask me questions!! I’d be happy to share more details, and even perhaps find other ways of collaborating with the community.
Oh! and I understand there are $ZEN holding requirements to submit a Non-Technical ZenIP/EONIP proposal to the DAO, but we wanted to approach the community regardless and ask you directly if this project is something the Horizen DAO would be open to fund.