AfroTalez has created an interactive app Choices, founded by Elizabeth Kperrun-Eremie under Lizzie’s Creations. AfroTalez is seeking to raise $6,000 towards supporting a campaign to raise awareness of challenges unique to African women through the Choices visual novel.
Users of the app get to play Cecilia, a teenage orphan girl looking after her siblings in the streets of Lagos, Nigeria. The challenges Cecilia faces are hard. The game leaves players with subtle messages that educate them on the plight young women face and how choices made have serious consequences.
The game teaches the players pertinent issues like Child Rights, Teenage Pregnancy, Sexual Health, Substance Abuse among others. The creators of the app hope that the game will not only be a mobile entertainment but also lead to positive social change.
The founder, Elizabeth, said: “We decided to launch a crowd-funding campaign on Indiegogo for it. It is also a unique opportunity for us because crowdfunding hasn’t really kicked off in Africa, we would love to show that this is indeed a viable possibility for funding worthwhile creative projects.”
The group launched the crowd-funding campaign on July 27th, 2015. They not only hope to generate awareness of challenges facing the womenfolk but also to gauge the interest in such initiatives by both the local and global communities. The campaign will run for six weeks and seeks to raise $6,000 to cover among other things, the cost of developing the app, programming, art, and voice-acting.
To get more information about Choices or to offer your support, click here to the group’s Indiegogo page.