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Mahallae Challenge Winners New Tech Tools Launched!

Part 1: i-Vee, The Socialholic Typewriter, We-Me


Over the past 10 months we have been working with the winners of the first Mahallae Challenges to develop tech solutions for addressing issues in the areas of youth entrepreneurship, women and dialogue, and building a common vision for the future.

And now they are ready!

It’s been an interesting journey that often led us all through unfamiliar territory as we embraced a user-centered design process, prototyped, developed, tested and prototyped some more.
 
This week, we are introducing three of the new tools: i-Vee - a mobile game application promoting the culture of volunteerism, The Socialholic Typewriter - a creative writing tool promoting cultural diversity through collaborative storytelling, and We-Me - a platform linking women mentors and mentees for personal and professional development.

Here they are!
The i-Vee game aims to inspire and encourage you to make a difference in the world by becoming a volunteer. It was developed by the Cyprus Family Planning Association and Egypt Foundation for Youth and Development in partnership with Cocoon Creations with the support of UNDP-ACT. Download and play the game here.
The i-Vee launch took place at the Tech Fair inside the Build Peace Conference in Nicosia, Cyprus on April 25-26. Conference participants were guided to download the new game from the Google Play Store and were asked to provide feedback for the team. Read more about the 2015 Build Peace Conference here.
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The Socialholic Typewriter platform enables writers to collaboratively tell stories, connect with their readers, and raise inter-cultural awareness to support diversity of cultural expression. It was developed by a group of writers and artists in Cyprus with the support of UNDP-ACT. Start reading and writing stories here.
The third flash fiction workshop marked the launch of The Socialholic Typewriter platform on May 2, in Limassol. The workshop inspired the writers with creative writing exercises, tips, and techniques. They were then asked to submit their stories on the new platform. To read more about the event, check out the blog here.
Like The Socialholic Typewriter!
Follow The Socialholic Typewriter!
The We-Me platform intends to link women mentors and mentees to increase collaboration, support and solidarity between different generations of women. It was developed by researchers at the Cyprus University of Technology and Cyprus Interaction Lab with the support of UNDP-ACT. Be a mentor or a mentee here.
The first WomenPower Fair was organized on April 29, in Limassol, where the team unveiled the We-Me platform. Women mentors shared their inspirational stories about empowerment and equality, and everyone was invited to share a message on the We-Me Dream Wall. To find out about future We-Me events, sign up here.
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