By TONY KWAME ANSAH, JR.
There is an African owned technology and mobile application/web development company based in North America (Boston, MA) and Sierra Leone (Calaba Town) called Techfrica. Through its app developer side of brand called Appsfrica, they plan to initially donate their upcoming educational apps (abcfrica & abcfrica+) to “Free Quality School Education” system & private schools in Sierra Leone and eventually to other institutions of learning in Africa. Apps are being built by designing and developing an alphabet, numbers, colors, shapes and much more for Sierra Leonean children and others to learn about animals, fruits, vegetables, and so forth seamlessly through a mobile device. A very great deed indeed!
In February 2020, Techfrica will be turning 2 years old in Sierra Leone and saw this as a special opportunity to give abcfrica apps to the education system there for free. The initial beneficiaries of these gifts will be Sierra Leonean kids younger or older than 1 and half years old in pre or post primary school, which is roughly 40% of local population between 0-14. Also, these apps can be used by parents and teachers in Sierra Leone to assist with educating children to learn different subject matters, which helps to increase literacy rate of 43% for natives 15 years and older.
Prior to this recent idea of donating educational apps, Techfrica donated mobile apps (Africans in Boston, Suya Joint and Afrimericanone) during 2-year anniversary last July of 2019 to 3 initial supporters in North America for free.
The Techfrica brand has a rather unique history. In 2015, they decided to take a leap of faith and launched their technology company called Techfrica and a mobile app company called Appsfrica.
Shortly afterwards, they started working on their first app to bring not only their African radio program but similar radio stations and artist music to a larger audience. Thus, audiofrica was born, which is one of the select few music apps for both Continental Africa, Caribbean and African Diaspora to download and stream content.
In 2019, Techfrica had some mobile apps to launch, which were a ride sharing (Ridefrica/Drivefrica), video sharing (Vidsfrica), films/movies streaming (Filmfrica), text messaging (Supfrica), and so on in the USA and Africa respectively. They’ll continue to offer mobile apps and web designs as a service to clients as well as provide a shared collaborative workspace (Collabfrica) that meets the social and financial needs of the African Diaspora and other ethnicities soon.
As this year continues and 2021 is soon to come, Techfrica looks forward to a future of giving at least one app away to the community every year to follow. So long as they’re giving impact locally and globally, they’ll continue to receive support and more people will know about them and follow their brand. Cheers to the future success of Techfrica and all their supporters!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Tony K Ansah, Jr., M.P.A. is a self-published author and a social entrepreneur based in Rhode Island, U.S.A. He has written and published several books and content via poems, quotes, fiction, non-fiction, blogs and articles. Tony has received national & international recognition from Face2Face Africa, Modern Ghana, SDG Philanthropy Platform and Alliance Magazine (just to name a few) for his articles about African business, culture, and philanthropy.
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