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iTakeActions

Using web technology to crowd-source and reward civic actions to advance public education in Africa.

Founded: 2018 by Charles Omofomwa

iTakeActions
  • Program Area

    Education, Poverty Alleviation & Economic Development, Public Service & Civic Engagement
  • Location of Impact

    Africa
  • Headquarters Location

    Abuja, Nigeria
  • Product Platforms

    Web
  • Budget

    $0 to $500,000

iTakeActionsplatform is an initiative of Noble Missions for Change Initiative; a tech non-profit organization that uses digital tools to advance education in Africa. The platform enables citizens to take civic actions towards the advancement of public education in Nigeria. The platform serves as a feedback mechanism between citizens and the government, whereby citizens can report infrastructural condition of schools in their communities to the government to enable the government plan and allocate resources more efficiently. Citizens can also use the platform to draw attention to critical educational issues, and demand for improvement in the education sector by sharing tweets, signing petitions and sending emails among other civic actions such as voting on issues, expressing opinions and co-funding serious education needs for the poor. Citizens are rewarded as they take these civic actions with the platform’s digital currency called ActBit Coins which can be used to shop for gift items, events’ tickets and sales discount on the platform. The platform also features educative and informative articles about education for all stakeholders.