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New Global Prize Competition Seeks to Transform Book Publishing through Innovations that Drive Greater Access to Affordable, High Quality Books and Children’s Reading Materials

The Book Boost: Access for All Challenge Seeks Innovations to Reduce the Cost to Produce Digital Reading Materials, Including Books for Children Who Are Blind or Have Low Vision WASHINGTON, D.C., October 26, 2017 – All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development (ACR GCD) and Pearson’s Project Literacy today launched a global prize competition to spur innovation that optimizes the production process for children’s books, thereby reducing costs and making it easier for publishers to produce high-quality reading materials for all children The Book Boost: Access for All Challenge is expected to increase the worldwide supply of accessible books, particularly for the estimated 19 million children globally who are blind or have low vision, as well as the millions of children with other print disabilities.

EduApp4Syria Competition Launches Unique Literacy Learning Apps That Can Reach Millions of War-Affected Syrian Children

Oslo/Washington, DC (March 20, 2017) – A Norway-led coalition today announced two winners of the EduApp4Syria innovation competition and the worldwide release of open-source Arabic literacy learning games Antura and the Letters and Feed the Monster. Both games are now available for free download through Google Play and the App Store.

A World Teachers Day Tribute to Educators Piloting New EdTech

Innovations seek to increase child literacy in developing countries   On October 5 we celebrate World Teachers’ Day to honor the critical contribution teachers make to education and development.  This year we highlight pioneering teachers working hand-in-hand with All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development (ACR GCD) grantees to pilot innovations seeking to make breakthrough progress in child literacy. 

Technology Strengthens Education to Refugee Children

Supplemental Learning to Improve School Performance in Dadaab Refugee Camp More than 300,000 refugees live in the world’s largest refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya. It is here where many long-term and recent Somali refugees live and go to find refuge. Since its inception, Dadaab’s population has grown nearly fourfold from what was originally planned. 

A Library for All

Indiana University School of Education Uses Open-Source Software to Develop Books for Everyone By Scott Witzke Director of Marketing & Communications Indiana University School of Education My daughter has a wall calendar that features a daily rundown of the zany commemorative days, weeks, and months.

Competition Seeks to Develop Education App for Syrian Children Fleeing Conflict

International partnership launches $1.7 million EduApp4Syria prize to help Syrian children learn to read Read Press Release in Arabic Washington, DC (January 29, 2016) – A Norway-led coalition today announced the launch of a 15 million Norwegian Kroner (approximately US$1.7 million) competition to help displaced Syrian children continue their education during the protracted conflict.