The incubator for Free basic functionality of Praekelt.org (Incubator for Free Basics), a tool designed to help organizations and developers to develop a platform for the free basic features, has revealed more than half of the selected candidates and its first 10 sites online.
Launched in November 2015, the incubator for Free basic functionality of Praekelt.org received thousands of applications since the program was announced, and more than 50 partners were selected by an independent international jury, after an evaluation process rigorous.
An Organizations cover the areas of health, economic empowerment, youth, gender, agriculture, civic engagement and education and are located in various regions of Africa and Asian.
Many of these organizations do not have the technical knowledge to take full advantage of free basic functionality program, but through training, technical tools and assistance offered by Praekelt.org, many smaller organizations as well as local organizations have now joined the platform.
Here are a few partners now online on the platform free basic features, with the help of the incubator:
She Inspires Her , an organization whose goal is to inspire future entrepreneurs and promote the African continent small businesses become owned by women.
HelpMeSee that eradicates avoidable blindness caused by cataracts.
Edukayson , a site based in the Philippines and whose objective is to eradicate youth unemployment by helping them plan their education towards a career.
Da Subject Matter , a subsidiary of Planned Parenthood and based in Nigeria.
African Trust Academy inspires and educates people by providing financial education and credit ratings based on financial education to improve their financial inclusion.
WeFarm mission is to help farmers to improve their living conditions through better access to information, animal breeding for planting, to fertilizing and harvesting crops.
doctHERs connects women with aim to influence their behavior by raising awareness in the health field and pushing them to improve their own health and transform lives.
Vahan.co makes it more accessible and effective education for low-income populations to help them find a job more easily.
We Dream Africa provides entertaining e-books on the theme of Africa.
Applicants have appreciated the training and tool and saw it as an added value.
“Being selected to participate in the Praekelt incubator is an exceptional opportunity. We are a small social enterprise and we had few funds for all our projects to date. Access to the platform and the highly responsive technical support have been a real boost that allowed us to share our content with the people who need it most: women entrepreneurs whose internet access is limited or non-existent and who need help to start or grow their business, “says Lisa O’Donoghue-Lindy, founder of She Inspires Her.
For Latanya Mapp Frett, executive director of Planned Parenthood Global: “The youth of the world are our future. We need to help them become the generation that will enjoy the best possible health. “The international mobile services bring them what they need: information about relationships, their bodies and their health. The platform free basic functionality is the ideal tool to ensure that the information is accessible regardless of where they live. ”
The platform free basic features of Facebook has to provide access to Internet services for the population over 45 countries by a network of more than 60 mobile operators. The founder of Praekelt Group and general manager, Gustav Praekelt says “Praekelt is convinced that human beings should enjoy the right to access to essential information and basic services. When a person has access to the tools and knowledge that the Internet and other digital communication technologies offer, it also has access to opportunities that improve their quality of life. We are proud to unveil the first partners selected as part of the incubator for the free basic features of Praekelt.org and look forward to seeing the program grow in the coming months. ”
This program is open to all organizations involved in social change. We are still accepting applications and Praekelt.org is committed to launch 100 sites by the end of the year. Interested organizations can visit our website and ask their online application.