Drone Wings

GLOBAL MAPATHON TO HELP END FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION

29th and 30th September, 2018


A MAPATHON is a coordinated mapping event. The public is invited to make online map improvements in their local areas, in order to improve coverage and help ending a problem in a certain community.

Having better maps helped prevent 2257 girls from being cut in the 2016/7 cutting season. However change is a slow process. 1076 girls were cut, down from 3700 the previous year, and 4 girls died, down from 12 last year.

By remote mapping, we lay ground for the essential outreach work in dealing with eradicating FGM.

This event was co-organized in Collaboration with Pamoja Youth Initiative, Faraja Initiative, Institute for Youth, Social and Economic Development and ZYNOVATE in conjunction with UNFPA, Crowd2MapTanzania and YouthMappers.

Drone Wings as a Tech Company we believe that we have responsibility of giving back to the society by providing the knowledge, skills and experience in dealing with different issues in our community and country at large.

The Mapathon was a great chance for that. Since it gave us a chance to share the knowledge related to mapping but also empower others to map those potential areas with high risk of FGM.


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