[YorubaName]–Kola Tubosun and his Yorubaname.com team has 12 days left to raise $2,588 for a Text-To-Speech project to artificially construct voice created from snippets of human voice segments to aid its Yoruba name dictionary project.
The crowdfunding campaign which was launched on Indiegogo platform last month has now raised $1,412 from 34 backers.
Reacting to the fundraising campaign, Kola Tubosun revealed: “I’m already beginning to look at how we can improvise and bootstrap a large part of the process so that something nice can still come out in spite of the poor showing with the fundraising.”
However, Tubosun pleaded for more support from interested people towards the successful execution of the project.
“The Indiegogo link works best for those who live abroad and have dollar cards, obviously. But, like I said earlier, we are open to receiving naira as well. So, please share on your social media and let your friends know that they can still support us even if they don’t have dollars.
“In the coming weeks, I also hope to begin to reach out to people in government, particularly in the South West to see if we can pull a collaboration off. This is a project of cultural value after all, and it benefits us all,” he added.
It should be recalled that this is the second fundraising campaign by the team following the success of a crowdfunding campaign in 2015 where $5000 was raised via Indiegogo, the Yorubaname.com was launched afterwards on February 19, 2016 and has since recorded more than 5,000 entries.Please Follow Us @ThePageNg