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AMADE and MonacoTech have launched a mobile app that will help protect children on the African continent and provide them with access to education and health services.
Called ‘Tech 4 Child’, the digital platform will be used to promote partnerships among financial institutions, philanthropists, NGO’s and the like, to develop mobile applications for children.
Through its Energy of Hope program, AMADE promotes access to energy as a lever for development, notably through digital inclusion. As part of this program, it is supporting the development of a range of mobile apps capable of responding to the challenges faced by children, particularly in Africa. These include literacy, the fight against maternal and infant mortality, birth registration and the fight against sexual violence.
According to the Monaco government, the initiative has seen some encouraging early results, particularly in terms of sustainability and impact.
AMADE was founded in 1963 on the initiative of Princess Grace of Monaco and is based on the idea that “all children, whatever their social, religious or cultural origins, should live in dignity, in security, and in respect of their fundamental rights, and every child has the opportunity to fully express their potential.”
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