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The Cyan Girls : developing videogames « Made in Senegal »

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March 29, 2013
Having a passion for information technologies, Awa C., Awa G. and Binta stepped into a 100% male world and developed the first Senegalese videogame, called “Dakar Madness”.

The three girls don’t lack ambition: after participating in the world “Imagine Cup” finals in New York, now they are focused on creating their own company, Jiguene Tech. What is their goal? Creating mobile applications and videogames which can be useful to their fellow Senegalese citizens, especially women.

In the video below (in French), the three young engineers describe their project in detail. Their aim is to show the cultural aspects of African cities, and Africans in general. For instance, their “Smart Guide” enables Dakar inhabitants to discover their city through the camera of their mobile smartphones. The Cyan Girls want to prove their expertise and show they are at the same level as men engineers, and their developments prove it. Each wants to present what their county has to offer, and through technology they are achieving their goals: help women develop themselves, as well as find solutions to help their country develop itself.
“Cyan” is a symbolic name as it represents the color purple, as well as the acronym for their names.

SparkTour in Senegal : the Cyan Girls

 

 

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Trias Culture: Bringing digital technologies to the world of culture in Senegal

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Trias Culture is a hybrid and indefinable structure, part association, part cultural enterprise, and part label of training.Created by Maria Luisa Angulo, a vibrant Salvadorian living in Dakar, the structure has a clear mission: “To link technologies to the world of culture and artistic creation”. To carry out this objective, three areas have been developed: training, creation and raising awareness.

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NENA : discovering the future African “Amazon”

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The goal of the social business NENA (Les Nouvelles Editions Numériques Africaines, or The New African Digital Publishing House) is to spread African editorial content all over the world. The company’s founder is Marc-André Ledoux, born in Quebec and settled in Senegal seven years ago.

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