Other, Communications and Media and Social and Behavior Change
Other, Communications and Media and Social and Behavior ChangeSEE LESS
Vulnerable communities in remote areas do not have access to critical information on health and livelihoods urgently needed to make informed decisions about their lives. Media technologies fail to reach marginalized communities in remote areas and do not account for lack of internet access and electricity. Nor do these interventions acknowledge a lack of literacy, ability to transliterate to one’s spoken language, and limited financial ability to purchase a smartphone or other expensive devices.
Wanji aims to combat the digital divide and information gap in the developing world by leveraging widespread mobile telephony for disseminating critical information on health and livelihood issues to vulnerable communities. Wanji overcomes barriers of literacy, language, and geography by providing an interactive, educational experience in multiple languages delivered free-of charge through devices the majority of people can already access: a simple mobile phone.
|Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted||1,600,000|
|Recruit||1 Program Manager, 1 intern|
|New Feature||enhanced analytics capacity of the Wanji platform|
Wanji Games is a project of Peripheral Vision International (PVI), an award winning NGO that combines the strength of a creative media agency with the latest technical knowledge on Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC). PVI’s mission is to use media, technology, and popular culture to catalyze social change in East Africa and beyond. Working in a multidisciplinary team , PVI designs and tests communication on rights and livelihoods for hard-to–reach and marginalized populations.
EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN