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Ghanaian 24-year-old develops first app for autistic children in Sub-Saharan Africa

CHANGING EDUCATION: Alice Amoko

CHANGING EDUCATION: Alice Amoako

A 24-YEAR-OLD in Ghana has created an app for autistic children, which helps them receive better education.

Hopesetters is the first in it kind in sub-saharan Africa and uses software that runs a picture exchange communication system (Pecs). This program uses visuals to instigate communication in children.

Speaking of her motivation, founder Alice Amoako says her desire to ease the strain of teaching and learning among children with special needs informed her decision to develop the app.

“I visited an autism center and had interactions with the caregivers and children, and I realised there was a need to help raise awareness.”

The app is available via Google Play.

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