From September through December this year, Coders4Africa will be leading 30 African developers in the creation of five different mobile and web applications that will directly impact the communities they live in. This holistic application suite will cover education, agriculture, social need, business, and healthcare. This project-based training is designed to treat each software developer (trainee) as a potential employee or entrepreneur. This project needs 30 coders to conquer the last digital frontier that is Africa and the campaign is raising funds to hire professional trainers and purchase hardware and training tools necessary to get this initiative off the ground.
Let Our Light Shine is a website that will serve as a portal for information that the handicapped need to get support, training, education, and employment. It will also provide training for companies looking to hire handicapped people to work in the office or remotely. Let Our Light Shine is running this campaign to fund its official launch. Funds raised will go directly towards the employee salaries, all of which will be handicapped individuals. Let Our Light Shine needs to hire researchers, a programmer, and a social media manager for a minimum of two to three months.
Wecyclers is setting out to tackle urban waste crises by encouraging households to recycle and offering convenient collection services. Wecyclers using an SMS-based incentive program that rewards people for recycling via redeemable points. It also offers collection services via its fleet of bicycle-powered collection vehicles. Wecyclers wants to run a pilot program in Lagos, Nigeria and then expand to other low-income cities throughout the developing world. When Wecyclers reachers its tipping point goal, it will be able to run this program for at least 200 households for five months.
Zimba uses a simple and low-cost device that automatically treats water at handpumps so that water treatment in villages is cheap and easy. Zimba’s mission is to create a future where every family has access to safe water. Zimba has already run a successful pilot in Bangladesh, serving 86 families and is now looking to scale to reach more families—1,000 t be exact. One Zimba dosers serves 100 people, or 20 families so every $10 of support that it receives will provide safe drinking water for one family.
The CORE Academy is designed to help children build motivation through four important elements: Confidence, Ownership, Relevance, and Engagement. This motivation is developed outdoors, through martial arts, outdoor education, community service, and creative expression. CORE Academy raised funds to build a cabin for activities and purchase the recreation materials needed for the Academy to get officially up and running. Thanks to some generous backers, CORE Academy just wrapped up a successful campaign and will therefore be able to build a cabin for its campers to enjoy!
The Inner Harbor Project a youth camp running this Summer to teach urban youth how to use qualitative research as a tool for social change in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. The goal of this project is to hopefully stir dialogue between youth and policy makers about constructive ways to decrease crime in the Inner Harbor and build it into a more inclusive space. With still a few more weeks left, Launch the Inner Harbor Project soared past its tipping point goal which will allow the funding of individual student projects and is now halfway towards its total funding goal which will cover other various expenses.
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