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Cameroon: High school girls design an application allowing support to be given to Boko Haram victims

Cameroon: High school girls design an application allowing support to be given to Boko Haram victims
  • Comments   -   Wednesday, 01 March 2017 10:05

(Business in Cameroon) - During a ceremony held on 20 February 2017 in Yaoundé, the Minister of Post and Telecoms, Minette Libom Li Likeng, honoured a number of Cameroonian laureates of internationally-organised competitions held in 2016 in the ICT sector.

Among the winners hosted by the boss of telecoms, we learn, was a group of young high school girls from the Far North of Cameroon, part of the country that has endured deadly attacks of the Nigerian Islamic Sect Boko Haram for more than 2 years.

Gathered together in a work group named Angels Tech of Africa, these young high school students, we learn, participated last year in the Technovation contest organised in the United States. They presented an application designed by themselves and named “Ama Aba”, which enables Boko Haram victims to benefit remotely from psychological, material and educational support from several charitable associations.

Thanks to this idea, the group Angels Tech of Africa was ranked 3rd worldwide in this mobile application contest reserved for young school-going girls. The second application presented by the young high school girls is called “Nature Gift”, and allows the linking up of producers and buyers of agricultural produce.

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