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Google Launches $1m Fund for Online Safety in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Google has launched a $1m pan-African fund to support innovative ideas around privacy, trust and the safety of families online across sub-Saharan Africa.

The tech giant said the fund, which was unveiled at the celebration of the 16th annual Safer Internet Day in Abuja recently, aims to support initiatives across SSA.

The tech giant is committed to a safe Internet for children, as well as the empowerment of organisations who share this commitment,” Head of Brand and Reputation at Google Africa, Mojolaoluwa Aderemi-Makinde, said.

“The fund will be administered by a third-party partner on behalf of Google.org, and we will be sharing details on application criteria and deadlines soon,” she added.

The tech giant also announced Be Internet Awesome, its landmark child online safety programme, which would commence in the Netherlands, Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya on February 13.

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