Meaidaibahun Majaw of Shillong has developed an anti-bullying app. The app helps children in reporting cases of bullying anonymously and alerts their parents and teachers. The nine-year-old created the app after she came face-to-face with bullying in school. She has been awarded a special appreciation certificate and memento by the Union Human Resources Development Minister RP Nishank for her endeavour.

Some Takeaways:

  • Lakhmen Rymnui, Meghalaya education minister appreciated her feat. He said, “I wish Meai the best in her endeavor to fight social ills.”
  •  Meaidaibahun said  “There are several other apps that I am working on… Hopefully, experts will take note of my work.”
  • Meai’s app will be soon available on Google Play. 

Majaw says, “I experienced bullying in school since nursery. It affected me. I hated it so much that I was always on the lookout for a solution. No other child should have to go through the same.” According to a survey by The Teacher Foundation, in an association, Wipro Applying Thought in Schools (WATIS) revealed that 42 percent of the kids in India are bullied. The survey was published in 2017.

How the App Works

Meaidaibahun explained the working of her app. She said, “Users can provide details of the incidents, including the name of the bully, and send the messages to individuals concerned. This allows the authorities to take necessary actions.”

“I experienced bullying in school since nursery. It affected me. I hated it so much that I was always on the lookout for a solution.”

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More Apps By the Nine year old

Majaw wanted to create her own game so her father enrolled her into a coding class at WhiteHat Jr.  She enrolled in the course last year in September and learnt the skills. Majaw’s mother Dasumarlin Majaw runs a resort at Tyrna in East Khasi Hills. She told PTI, “She would attend classes for an hour every day. Before we knew, Meai had come up with 40 apps.”

Meaidaibahun hopes that she will be among young coding experts from India and get a scholarship for traveling to Silicon Valley to meet investors. She said, “I have built another app, which would help customers at our resort at Tyrna to place food orders without human intervention. There are several other apps that I am working on… Hopefully, experts will take note of my work.” Meai’s app will be soon available on Google Play.

“I wish Meai the best in her endeavor to fight social ills. She will be a responsible citizen. I congratulate her parents, too, for guiding her.”

Lakhmen Rymnui, Meghalaya’s state education minister also appreciated her. He said, “I wish Meai the best in her endeavor to fight social ills. She will be a responsible citizen. I congratulate her parents, too, for guiding her.”

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Mansi is an Intern at SheThePeople.

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