Ivorian Christelle Hien Kouame won the sixth edition of the Challenge App Afrique Award with her platform “Take the leaves”, which provides access to school programs in the format of course summaries by chapter and by subject, followed by a series of multiple-choice questions to assess student understanding.
This year,Challenge App Africa RFI France 24-pricedtheme was “digital technology in the service of children”.
Open to all Africans and young companies on the continent, the sixth edition of Africa 24 and the RFI App Challenge aimed to support the development of digital applications in the field of information and communication technology (ICT) to promote children’s education. Nearly 900 projects had been received.
On Wednesday, March 16, Christelle Hien-Kouame was a guest on the special program, along with Emmanuelle Bastide (RFI) and Julia Sieger (France 24), which was broadcast live on Facebook on the accounts of RFI and France 24 and by Challenge App Afrika RFI-France 24.
She benefits from an envelope of 15,000 euros to develop her project and support from AFD in the SIBC program.
Two other projects were selected as finalists: AbcCode and AltLearn by Cameroonians Arielle Kitio and Marylène Owona.
“Challenge App Afrique” was launched in 2016 and is a competition, linked to a program from RFI and France 24, and delivered in a French-speaking African country, which aims to develop citizens’ internet by encouraging projects that serve the public interest.
The first five editions were awarded in Dakar 2016 to Cheick Oumar Bagayoko (Mali), a young Malian doctor and computer scientist for his “Bogou” medical telecommunications application, in Abidjan 2017 Raissa Banhoro (Ivory Coast), for his “Lucie” application for functional literacy, in Cotonou 2018 Serge Auguste Zaongo (Burkina Faso), for his application intended to monitor the irrigation of a farm, 2019 in Kevin Sesse (Ivory Coast), for his “Mon Artisan” project, a connected platform that allows users to recruit local craftsmen and 2020 Amara Diawara (Guinea), for her “Afriqcare” project, a platform for healthcare professionals as well as Malian and Guinean patients, which allows consultation management and online booking of appointments, with the option of having access to a health book and an electronic vaccination record.