Local groups that read, write, and participate on the web
Mozilla has made a strategic decision to sunset its local digital literacy programs including Hive and Mozilla Clubs over the course of 2017/2018. You have been, and will continue to be, leaders within this movement for Internet health, and Mozilla will continue to find ways to support you and concrete ways for people from our local communities to plug into this work. We will honor all current commitments to our grantee partners and donors. Content on this site, including curriculum and other resources, will continue to be available and archived here for your use. Visit foundation.mozilla.org for more information or contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any further questions.
Why Mozilla Clubs?
Mozilla Clubs are a unique and personal way to teach the Web in local communities. They are made up of technologists, thinkers and builders working together to keep the Internet alive and accessible, so people worldwide can be informed contributors and creators of digital world. All clubs include:
- Interest-based, peer-supported learning. Club gatherings are hands-on, production-centered and social. Research shows learners are most engaged when they are working on projects they care about, and are with peers who support and encourage them.
- Curriculum that’s free, open and educator-tested. We offer a collection of resources and teaching activities that are free, open and remixable. Each is grounded in the Web Literacy Map and includes step-by-step instructions and tips for facilitation.
- Best practices and community mentorship. Club participants have access to best practices and mentorship from Mozilla community members around the world through our newsletters, community calls, public forums and growing list of resources.
- Regular engagement. Through regular meetings, club participants deepen their learning while contributing to Mozilla’s global outreach and Web Literacy work.
Elements of a Mozilla Club
The basic structure of a Club can be adjusted to fit local community needs.
A club that seeks to empower local women in Cape Town, South Africa by creating a multidisciplinary and safe space for informal learning and exchange of experiences around digital culture.
Mozilla Club organizers gathered in Cape Town, South Africa to teach the web while learning how to adapt the Mozilla Clubs model into a local framework for women and girls.
A short list of resources to support club participants in addressing and listening to community concerns.
Where in the World are Mozilla Clubs?
Why become a Club Captain?
Club Captains are volunteer community members that cultivate web literacy experiences using high-quality, participatory curriculum. They develop their leadership skills, grow their professional network, receive mentorship and empower people worldwide to be informed contributors and creators of digital world.
What do Club Captains think?
Club Captains around the world weigh in on what they love most about their role.
– Asisipho, South Africa
– Patience, South Africa
– Arkodyuti, India
– Mark, Switzerland
What support can you expect as a
Mozilla Club Captain?
Support for Club Captains is a priority for us to ensure the quality of our clubs remains high. Our growing support system includes:
- A collaborative community ready to learn and teach alongside you.
- Curriculum, guides, tools and resources that are free, open source and educator-tested. Learn more about Mozilla’s curriculum and tools here.
- Mentorship from other Club Captains, Regional Coordinators and Mozilla Staff.
The Regional Coordinator is a person with strong leadership and mentorship skills. They work closely with the staff members and Club Captains to make sure the Clubs program is successfully running in their local region.
Get to know the featured Regional Coordinators.
How do I become a Club Captain?
The application process to become a Club Captain includes these basic steps:
- Fill out the application form.
- We'll email you within one week to let you know the status of your application.
- Complete the online orientation to get certified.
Club Event Reports
The Club Event Report tool archives club activity around the world. Club leaders use the tool to document their work and to learn from what other clubs are doing.Post an Event Report
Connect on Twitter
Connect with the broader Mozilla community through twitter conversations and share-outs.
Join our Mozilla Club Facebook group to hear about opportunities, resources, updates and more.
Contribute to ongoing discussions related to Mozilla’s programs, goals and mission.
Featured Regional Coordinators
Regional Coordinators mentor multiple Club Captains in one geographic location to realize their full potential through clear, continued leadership and support.
Andre Alves Garzia
Andre is 35 years old and lives in Niterói, Brazil where he teaches the web and prototypes mobile and Internet of Things gizmos. As a Mozilla Representative and TechSpeaker, he loves how the community is a catalyzer for creativity and technological exploration. When he is not helping push the web forward, he enjoys comics, books and colorful drinks.
Clubs Andre supports:
Rio Mozilla Clubs "KauMath", "Super X Rio", "CiD Matrix"
Asma Islam Swapna
Asma is a grad student and proud Mozillian. Diversity, women empowerment and Digital literacy is what matters to her. That is the reason she cares about being a Regional Coordinator and teaches, learns and participates in the web through exploring, building and connecting the amazing local Mozilla clubs.
Clubs Asma supports:
BRACU Firefox Club, DIIT Mozilla Club, AIUB Mozilla Club, Leading University Mozilla Club, SEU Firefox Club, Mozilla Club Eastern University, DIU Firefox Club, Firefox@PAU
Baratang is the co-founder of GirlHype; an NGO started in 2004 that empowers girls through STEM, integrating arts, science, technology, and career skills. She was chosen for the U.S. State Department’s TechWomen 2015 program and also serves on the executive board of The Silicon Cape Initiative as transformation portfolio head. Having contributed to education access and equity in a diversity of settings for close to fifteen years, she is the perfect fit as a Mozilla Regional Coordinator.
Clubs Baratang supports:
Girlhype WIB Mozilla Club, Girlhype Khayelitsha, Girlhype Mozilla Club, Girl Hype, Girlhype WIB Mozilla Club
Gauthamraj is an edtech entrepreneur who wants to give underprivileged kids/youth an opportunity to express their creativity and potential with the help of technology. He is actively involved in various initiatives that aim for positive change with the help of technology in rural and underprivileged areas. He’s open minded and loves to discuss crazy and new ideas.
Club Gauthamraj supports:
Hildah is passionate about women empowerment. She believes creating safe spaces for women, both online and offline, is a wonderful way for creating equal opportunities for them. “Mozilla Clubs have given me the opportunity to do so within my local community and so far I love it!”
Clubs Hildah supports:
Akili Dada, University of Nairobi
Mmaki Jantjies holds a PHD in computer science and has a passion for empowering and uplifting her community through ICT. She is a senior lecturer at the university of Western Cape and a member of Peo Ya Phetogo, a female led non-profit organisation that empowers young South Africans through initiatives and technology that educate them in STEM related areas. She is the South African regional co-ordinator of the 5 Mozilla clubs which are based in the Khayelitsha, Bishop-Lavis and Crossroads. Through her experience, mentorship and skills in the IT field, she supports club captains in attaining their club goals.
Clubs Mmaki supports:
Phoenix Club, Dynamite Club, Flaming Foxes, Inkwenkwezi Club, Kika Club
Sayak is a web developer by profession, currently working at Red Hat. He is an open source enthusiast and an open web evangelist with a particular interest in teaching and learning.
Club Sayak supports:
Shreyas Narayanan Kutty
Shreyas is a Regional Coordinator for Mozilla Clubs & also a Mozilla Representative. He is currently leading the Mozilla Learning Networks taskforce in India. He works as a full time Community Evangelist at a startup company. When he stops talking about startups and communities, you can find him teaching the web or talking about all things Mozilla.
Clubs Shreyas supports:
CHiPSET, Mozilla Coimbatore, AIUB Mozilla Club, Mozilla Bhopal, NSUFC, Mozilla Uttar Pradesh club, Mozilla Firefox Club, Mozilla WebIn Club, KidZilla Club, Mozilla Club Gujarat, Avant-Garde Mozilla Club
Su is a passionate computing educator and Mozilla Clubs’ Regional Coordinator. Among her many accomplishments, Su has organised the very 1st Mozilla Maker Party in a UK primary school. She volunteers her time hosting web literacy clubs, CodorDojo clubs, and helping to organise Mozilla Festival, among many other projects. Outside of volunteering, she is a computing Curriculum Specialist.
Clubs Su supports:
Redbridge Libraries Code Club, CoderDojo Shoreditch
Software Engineer by day simultaneously teaching the web as volunteer.
Clubs Tina supports:
University of the Philippines, FEU Institute of Technology, University of Santo Tomas, National University, UPHSL Mozilla Club, Emmanuel John Institute of Science and Technology, Fuzzy Logik, Carmudi PH, Junior Philippine Computer Society FEU Institute of Technology, La Consolacion College Bacolod, AMA Computer College Biñan Campus
Vaibhav is an open source lover, loves to teach about technology and is a teacher by profession.
Clubs Vaibhav supports:
Truba Mozilla club, Patel Mozilla club, Oriental Mozilla club, Lnct Mozilla club, BSSS Mozilla club, Coherent Mozilla club, JUET Mozilla club, Foxogyan Mozilla club