Youth-Created Apps Look to Boost Debate on Corruption in Mexico

3/19/2017 teleSUR

using smartphoneTeaching kids anti-corruption values, comparing politicians and reporting corrupt public works? In Mexico, there’s an app for that.

Three new innovative apps are hoping to promote a debate about corruption in Mexico and urging citizens to take part to checking abuses of power before they happen.

Caza Corruptos, Ligue Politico and Obra Chueca were all developed by Mexican youth and won 2016 Anti-Corruption Innovation Prizes in a contest organized by Opciona and Telefonica Open Future.

Winning the prize for best conceptual idea, Caza Corruptos — which roughly translates to “corruption hunting” — is a game app geared toward children between 7 and 12 years of age with the aim of teaching the value of transparency and honesty in a playful way.

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