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"There can be no good. Unless one does good."

Erich Kästner, the great skeptic, who still was always full of hope, has said that. In fact, he remains an inspring example: it is not always easy to see more in the opportunities than in the status quo. But it is necessary and good!

Goodfable is convinced that non-violent computer games that are significant in terms of their contents - like movies or books – can be excellent and effective tools for positive social change - and that they should become even more of that in the future.

We think that we can better reach children and people of all ages, with stories and images that are linked together in meaningful games, and above all -- touch the audience emotionally -- and thus perhaps inspire people to get some more of the good up and running.

With "Ajabu" Goodfable wants to try inspiring people: we want to raise awareness for Africa in a positive and optimistic style, beyond ephemeral and soon forgotten daily news. "Ajabu" wants to make a small contribution to improving sustainably the education about and the awareness of Africa. (See also "Detailed Informationen about AJABU").

Africa is a continent on the move, with a great future. Its people have tremendous potential and a right to active participation in this world. They deserve good and fair partners and respectful behaviour. A corresponding communication that raises positive awareness is therefore crucial.

Every once in a while we'll give parts of our sales revenues to good projects in Africa. For the first months of 2012, we've supported Unicef's "Schools for Africa" project this way.

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About "Schools for Africa" (Source: SfA)

"Every child has the right for education. But in South-Saharan Africa, still today only one in three children goes to school. Our goal is to provide 13 million children a good basic education by 2015.

With Millennium Development Goal No. 2, the governments have committed themselves to the goal that by 2015 every child can finish primary school. UNICEF, the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Peter Krämer Foundation have launched "Schools for Africa" to contribute to this goal.

Even though we have already made ​​great progress, there are still challenges. Still there are 101 million children worldwide not in school today - nearly half of them live in Africa. The average enrollment rate in Sub-Saharan Africa has risen in recent years . But only two thirds of the enrolled children reach the last grade of primary school.

And yet, education is the key prerequisite for a better life: children going to school, have better job prospects later. They learn to form their own opinion and they make their own decisions. And they know how to stay healthy and, for example, protect against HIV/AIDS . "

"Often, parents are too poor to pay school material for their children, many do not know how to feed their children - let alone how to finance the schooling of their children.

Especially rural schools are often overcrowded, poorly equipped or simply too far away. And there is a lack of qualified teachers. The AIDS epidemic is exacerbating the situation. Particularly affected are the girls. Many have to work or are already married as a teenager. A momentous development: If the mother didn't go to school, the risk for a child of receiving no education is also doubled. A good basic education for all girls is a great investment: women with an education usually marry later. They have fewer children and are better able to care for them. The infant mortality rate drops, the longer the mothers go to school. And girls with education are more confident and therefore less at risk, to be abused, to be sexually abused or to be exploited in any other way.

About twelve million children have been orphaned in southern Africa by AIDS alone. When parents fall ill, they can no longer work and need medical help: the school attendance of children is then often unaffordable. Above all, the girls often have to drop out of school, in order to provide help to their  sick parents and care for their siblings after their parents' deaths.

UNICEF wants all children to go to school and complete it successfully. Therefore, the schools must be "child friendly". UNICEF supports for instance the construction of additional classrooms and provides furniture and school supplies.

In addition, UNICEF trains teachers. Because in addition to good equipment, good teaching methods are the key to successful learning. UNICEF also tries to help local education authorities to open up for important matters, such as hygiene and AIDS education in school curricula. In class and in textbooks girls should be treated as equals. Together with local authorities, the communities take responsibility for realizing the right to education for every child. For example, village committees help to maintain school buildings or they organize school activities." (Source: SfA)

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