Prize Competition Winners

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Seeking a smartphone application that can build foundational literacy skills in Arabic and improve psycho-social well-being for Syrian refugee children, aged five to 10. The competition is now in phase 2.  The three competing finalists were chosen from among the five suppliers that received Phase 1 funding to develop testable prototypes of their games, following a highly competitive initial bidding round with 78 participants. Up to two suppliers will be selected as winners following final testing in December 2016. Their games will be released internationally in early 2017. Competition Details

To learn more about the mobile games, watch a video here in English or Arabic.

Big Ideas – Mobiles for Reading

A challenge to develop novel, mobile technology-based innovations or methods that can improve reading outcomes for children in developing countries. Innovative topics proposed could focus on the enhancement of and/or the development and creation of new tools/methods. Proposals may have also used existing mobile-based technologies or literacy assessment methods to improve and measure reading by adapting or applying those technologies and assessment methods in new and innovative ways.  Competition Details

Technology to Support Education in Crisis and Conflict Settings

A challenge to source ideas for innovative, technology-supported approaches for children to maintain access to basic education despite disruptions experienced during crisis or conflict.  Competition Details

Enabling Writers

SIL International won $100,000 for development of a software solution that allows authors to easily create and export texts in mother tongue languages to help early grade students learn to read.  The prize competition included development, field testing in four countries and a comprehensive review of its functionality.  The roll-out plan and engagement opportunities with the software will be announced in the next couple of months.  About the Software | Competition Details

Tracking & Tracing Books

Solution to track books destined for early grade classrooms and learning centers in low-income countries and allow stakeholders–ranging from parents to Ministry of Education–to easily access tracking information.  Competition Details

Big Ideas@Berkeley – Mobiles for Reading 2014/15

Seeking novel, mobile technology-based innovations to enhance early grade reading scores in developing countries. Proposals may also adapt or apply existing mobile-based technologies in new and innovative ways.