October 11, 2006

NEWS: Nokia has 'Plan' to Use Technology for Youth Development in Africa

Nokia has 'Plan' to Use Technology for Youth Development in Africa

By Anuradha Shukla
TMCnet Contributing Editor

Nokia (News - Alert) and Plan, an international children?s organization will use modern communications technologies in Africa to raise children?s awareness of their rights and opportunities.

In addition to giving an initial donation of 1 million Euros for 2006, Nokia will support Plan?s existing media and communications technology projects for Africa?s children and youth.

Poverty can be tackled by using Information Communication Technologies (ICT) such as radio, the Internet, mobile devices and television. These can also improve the respect, fulfillment and protection of children?s rights.
Chris Schuepp
Young People's Media Network - Coordinator
Youth Media Consulting GbR
c/o ECMC (European Centre for Media Competence)
Bergstr. 8 / 11th floor
D-45770 Marl - Germany
Tel./Fax: +49 2365 502480
Mobile: +49 176 23107083
Email: cschuepp@unicef.org
URL: www.unicef.org/magic
Mailing list: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/youthful-media
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