Adolescents can anonymously use an online platform which provides info about what they're going through and sexual reproduction in general.
What specific problem(s) are you trying to address?
That adolescent girls face stigma when they try to access information they have a right to.
What are some of your unanswered questions about the problem(s) you are working to address?
They have no idea what's happening to them, and they are very confused
Explain Your Idea
It would be a website that would provide them information based on their age/what is happening to them. It takes them through, with helpful graphic and videos, what exactly is happening to them.
As an alternative to a website, since a lot of these countries don't have access to computers, we will also have an option to text a hotline number to ask any question a girl may have in mind.
Name the three most important ways that your idea will address your identified problem(s).
1. It's anonymous. The girls will not face any stigma
2. They have a start to end information about what is happening to them through each stage of puberty
3. Sexual reproduction and physiology is clearly explained with labeled images
How is your idea unique?
No one currently does this with a target to these locations. It will use a much smaller bandwidth, completely powered by text messages using the Twilio API which will give access to locations where internet isn't as accessible.
What are some outstanding concerns or questions that you have regarding your idea?
It requires a smartphone/computer and some access to cellular data. This may not be feasible in poorer countries.
Who are your end users?
Adolescent teen girls who are confused.
Where will your idea be implemented?
Democratic Republic of Congo
What is the primary type of emergency setting where your innovation would operate?
Tell us more about the emergency setting that you intend to implement in
If someone can't get to these people for a long time, this website can give adolescent teens the information they need.
What is your organization's name?
Tell us more about you.
I'm a computer science sophomore at VCU, and I've been creating mobile and websites for 5 years.
What is the current scale of your proposed innovation?
Still in planning phase and does not exist yet
Experience in Implementation Country(ies)
Expertise in Sector
Yes, for more than a year.
What is your organizational status?
Not registered but plan to in the future.
What is the maturity of your innovation?
Early Stage Innovation: exploring my innovation, refining, researching, and gathering inspiration.