A Nigeria young lady born in Kano, Saadat Aliyu has developed an android application ‘Helpio App’ for reporting cases of sexual abuse. Helpio App’ was launched on August 6, 2020, on Playstore.
According to a post by Channels Television, Ms Aliyu who is the founder of Shamrock Innovations, Women and Youth-Centric Tech Innovation Hub in Kano, said that any person can visit Playstore on an android phone and install the app.
“You can go to the Play store, search for it and install it. After Installation, you can sign up using email and password either in Hausa or English language,” she told Channels Television on Monday.
Here is the app, Helpio. pic.twitter.com/C0qgFvmL2m— Chinedu Idenyi (@IdenyiChinedu) March 9, 2021
“So far the Initiative for Support of Victims of Sexual abuse, Orphans and Less privileged (ISSOL) and Equity Destitute, Child Right and Welfare initiative (EDCRAWI) have signed up on the platform.”
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Helpio Mobile App provide a safe space for children and adults to help report abuse, with partnership with NGO’s multi-disciplinary response team comprising counsellors, lawyers, medics, and advocates provide counselling, medical evaluations, court preparation, emergency shelter, which will lead to more disclosures of abuse, less trauma, changed attitudes and more successful prosecutions.
Victims and their guardians can talk to experts, get more information about sexual abuse, report abuse, share stories and find nearest help centres.
She recalled that she started learning IT skills from her brother when she was in junior secondary school and subsequently became a self-taught developer.
The young lady said her next project will be launched very soon and is fintech-oriented conceived to continue making an impact on women and people’s lives by advocating and developing solutions.