Origins and Beyond: the Digital Divide (August 2020)

Healingsprings fellowship is hosting the 2nd instalment of our online events, Origins and Beyond in August 2020

Saturday, August, 15th 2020, 7 pm – 8:45 pm (UK Time)

The theme for August’s virtual conference is The Digital Divide, with a focus on a case study on the impact of community IT provisions in the slums in 3 settings in Lagos State, Nigeria.

By way of context, among other challenges with the current pandemic, perhaps the biggest concern in the developing world has been the gap in technology. While the West is now focused on cloud solutions and cyber security, the developing world is only scratching the surface in Information Technology.

For instance, schools and universities have really struggled to make the transition to digital teaching and learning in Nigeria for a plethora of reasons.

Those that are geared up for delivery are often faced with learners who: do not own a device; lack a safe space to study; are experiencing poor internet connectivity, lack electricity or alternatives to power their devices.


  1. Talk: Origins and Beyond: the Digital Divide by Clement Akran, BA Theology, Media & Communications, MBA Ethics & Sustainability (30minutes)
  • An overview of the digital divide
  • Explore some of the reasons why it exists

  1. Vlogs from 3 community IT settings in Lagos (15mins)

  2. Panel Discussion and questions from the audience (30minutes)

  • Where do we go from here: Alignment, disruption or what?
  1. Synopsis, closing remarks and update on Future Events (5minutes)


  • Welcome and Talk
  • Q & A, panel discussions

  • Vlogs from 3 community IT settings in slums in Lagos

  • Closing remarks, and future events

  • Please register using the link below for your FREE TICKETS. Spaces are limited —

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    Fixed mindset v Growth mindset

    Thought Leaders Series: 2019

    The issue with religious folks (all faiths) lies in their understanding and interpretation of ‘reality’.

    For religious folks reality is subjective, therefore events and history is subjective. In other words reality is seen only through the theological or doctrinal tenets of their ‘sacred text’.

    The issue here is that these sacred texts were in fact written by thinkers and philosophers who were themselves trying to make sense of the complexities of their world. If these folks were alive today they would have corrected most of their errors themselves.

    But because these texts are deemed sacred, they stay fixed. As a result religious folks often operate with a fixed mindset, as to a growth mindset which opens up new possibilities for knowledge acquisition, understanding and progress.

    Reachout | Revive | Recover

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    An interview with Angela Middleton (Group Chair and Founder, MiddletonMurray)

    Thought Leaders Series: 2018

    Following the launch of our TED-Ed Club which kicks of in Sept this year, I received requests for information about Healingsprings fellowship and my background.

    This podcast is part of a series of interviews with politicians, business leaders, and professionals on their career journey by Group Chair and founder of MiddletonMurray, Angela Middleton.

    Angela ran a 20mins interview with me on my career, and work at Healingsprings fellowship in 2017.

    It is also a brilliant resource for educators, leaders, and parents in helping young people with their career aspirations.

    Click to listen:

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