HUMANITARIAN INTERNATIONAL DESIGN ORGANISATION USES PLAY TO EDUCATE

22 November 2006
Golfe Juan (France) - Humanitarian International Design Organisation is a non-profit organisation (LOI 1901 HIDO), believing in the value and the importance of design.
Golfe Juan (France) - Humanitarian International Design Organisation is a non-profit organisation (LOI 1901 HIDO), believing in the value and the importance of design. The organisation aims to improve the lives of people in Third World countries who are lacking basic needs and vital information in order to be able to make the right decisions in life. Based on long-term solutions, the organisation will provide information and/or a product through development, relief and campaigning, to achieve these objectives. The organisation does not restrict itself to any particular geographic location.

The organisation is currently designing an educational game to help young children in Africa, mainly Kenya to explain what puberty is. This game will be a teaching tool to break the taboo concerning menstruation and to explain the importance of sanitary towels. HIDO's aim is to reduce early pregnancies, to decrease the transfer of HIV/AIDS and other sexual transmitted diseases and to increase African girls attending school.

The Humanitarian International Design Organisation engages designers in creating products or systems for those in need, to improve their lives. If you would like to get involved or to support their work, please visit www.humanidesign.org.




For further information please contact:

Ms. Alexandra Fraraccio
Humanitarian International Design Organisation
30, Avenue de la Gare
06220 Golfe Juan
Alpes Maritimes
France
T: +33 04 92 93 03 33
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