$45,000 awarded to 3 winning innovations in solving social issues

By Minh Hung, Thanh Nien News

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Three winning teams at the Hackathon Code for Change contest. Photo credit: Live&Learn Three winning teams at the Hackathon Code for Change contest. Photo credit: Live&Learn
The winners of Hackathon Code for Change, a popular event that inspires and encourages participants to create software projects to support social needs, have been announced.
Three winning projects, submitted by Social Map, TOXBadge and Action for the Future, will be funded with a total of $45,000 to be carried out immediately in Vietnam, according to the organizer, Center of Live&Learn for Environment and Community.
The contest attracted 47 projects, each prepared by a team comprising of representatives from a social organization and an information technology group.
The contest aims to inspire innovative solutions that have strong impacts on a vast array of issues, including education, food security, recycled materials, blood donation, workplace violence, and occupational orientation.
Action for the Future proposed a website and a smartphone application which offer a platform to connect social activities. It also plans to consult businesses on their corporate responsibility projects and and help minimize media costs for social organizations.
The Social Map project aims to build database about people who suffer from difficulties in life to help them generate more supports from the community.
Meanwhile, TOXBadge’s project aims to offer occupational orientation to young people who are interested in working in the fields of innovation information technology and design.

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