A sandbox for innovation
Through a series of challenges and grants, we absorb the risk of research and development to allow innovators to develop, implement and scale game-changing solutions, tools and approaches to address gaps and barriers to child literacy in and outside of school to improve reading outcomes in low-resource contexts.
We source and test solutions that address barriers to child literacy in three key areas:
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Begin With BooksCreation of early grade reading books in underserved spoken and signed languages.
Ready2Read ChallengeEdTech solutions to support foundational language and literacy skills in children ages 4 to 6.
UnrestrICTed ChallengeICT for education solutions grounded in Universal Design for Learning to improve literacy for children with disabilities.
No Lost Generation Summit Tech PrizeCreation of 100 STEM-focused accessible story templates and illustrations to serve Arabic-speaking children, particularly those affected by the Syria crisis
Big Ideas: Mobiles for Reading Challenge (2015/16)Mobile-based, scalable solutions for improving child literacy in developing countries
Technology to Support Education in Crisis & Conflict Settings PrizeTechnology-driven solutions to maintain children’s access to education amid crisis or conflict
Tracking & Tracing Books PrizeEquipping governments and parents with low-cost monitoring tools to ensure books arrive in the hands of students
Big Ideas: Mobiles for Reading Challenge (2014-15)Mobile-based, scalable solutions for improving child literacy in developing countries