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Charity Online: Gaming for Good

Gaming for Good has collected more than 18 million euros for worthy causes. Bachir Boumaaza, aka Athene, is behind the project. He persuades producers to make their games available on the site free of charge.

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Let’s Play pro Bachir Boumaaza trades on his popularity in the digital world to collect donations for people in need. On his platform, gamers can play online games for a small donation. Those donations go straight to worthy causes like the organization Save the Children. To garner publicity for his projects, the Belgian gaming pro also pays visits to developing countries. He creates videos that show how the donations are being used in countries like Liberia and Ethiopia.