This is thinking out of the box with far reaching impact on the right of the child and her future.
In Cambodia, there has been great improvement in registering a child at birth , free of charge, The problem is when parents wait past the f
irst month and need the certificate later with the help of the commune authorities-the fee can be up to US$ 5 – out of reach for the rural poor. A birth certificate is the first document to apply for other documents .i.e a I.D.card Application for each document is with an unofficial fee. Small scale corruption and part of the culture.
SENEGAL: Texting for birth certificates
Only a handful of births are registered in the remote Kolda region of southern Senegal, but a new mobile phone application that allows parents to text the details of a newborn to obtain a birth certificate could cut down school drop-outs