Anyone in South Africa that runs a participatory learning project that they want to scale, but need the financing to do so, should check out the Digital Media and Learning competition — funded by the MacArthur Foundation.
Innovation in Participatory Learning Awards
Innovation Awards $30,000 – $250,000
Deadline: October 15, 2008
Innovation in Participatory Learning Awards support larger-scale projects that demonstrate new modes of participatory learning in a variety of environments, by creating new digital tools, modifying existing ones, or using digital media in novel ways. Collaboration is strongly encouraged. International applications are welcome from eligible organizations.
(When I was at the Games+Learning+Society Conference in the USA, many of the games and research had been funded by the MacArthur Foundation.)