Under the Education for Justice (E4J) initiative of UNODC, the Office and Africa Teen Geeks have established a partnership to host a Hackathon at the end of July: #Hack4Justice.
Education for Justice (E4J) – part of the Doha Declaration Global Program – works to raise awareness and to educate the public at primary, secondary and university levels about core UNODC-mandated areas: crime prevention, criminal justice and the rule of law.
As such, the #Hack4Justice hackathon will in particular challenge African youth at the secondary level to develop mobile and online games and apps dealing with these crime issues in South Africa. The young participants will use their coding skills to teach people how to act as good citizens, steer clear of getting involved in criminal activities and avoid becoming victims of corruption or violence.
Africa Teen Geeks hosted its last Hackathon #Hack4Health in June, where youth involved in Africa Teen Geeks’ weekend coding class developed 14 app prototypes. These included automated public hospitals admission/discharge systems, for emergency calls and other bottlenecks aimed at reducing the amount of laborious red tape patients and staff routinely endure.
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