Migrants participating in Peace App workshop in Tunis. Credit: Peace App
Migrants participating in Peace App workshop in Tunis. Credit: Peace App

Migrants and refugees in Tunisia have taken part in a three-day workshop in the capital to create videogames and applications that convey positive messages about immigration and boost their digital literacy.

Young migrants and refugees have taken part in a three-day workshop in Tunis to create videogames and applications with a social and humanitarian message, stimulate their creativity and boost their digital literacy.

PEACEapp was held under the auspices of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, Unaoc, in partnership with the association ado+, IOM, UNHCR and the Tunisian Red Crescent and took place at the national childhood information centre in Tunis. "This workshop is a place of meeting and cultural exchange for these young people from various countries, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Syria, Yemen, Nigeria, Chad, Rwanda, Benin and Tunisia," said Dhoha Jourchi of ado+.

Videogames to convey positive messages on immigration

The young participants have tried to convey various positive messages through their creations. For example, a young man from Cameroon created a game to highlight the fact that "love has no color" and that skin colour should never be an obstacle to social integration. After the workshop the participants will continue to develop an application with support from a Tunisian company specialising in videogame design.

PEACEapp will also be a platform to encourage creativity and promote intercultural dialogue among young participants.

 

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