Dimagi, Inc.

Development of a free, easy-to-use, localizable mobile apps to strengthen the education response to Ebola and other crises.

Dimagi, Inc.

Development of a free, easy-to-use, localizable mobile apps to strengthen the education response to Ebola and other crises.


Project Name

Mobile Apps for Education Response in the Ebola Crisis

Location Implemented

Global

Technology Used

Software/Apps

Competition Entered

Technology to Support Education in Crises & Conflict Prize

Reading Skill Targeted

Pre-Reading

Status

Health Crisis - Honorable Mention (tied)

Amount Award

$1,500

The Challenge

Natural disasters, health crises like Ebola, and country conflicts including the ongoing war in Syria can severely disrupt the delivery and quality of children’s education. Even after the conflict subsides, interruptions in education can have long-term consequences on student enrollment and retention in school, as well as their cognitive, academic and socio-emotional development.

The Big Idea

Using the CommCare platform, Dimagi proposed to partner with organizations to develop a set of free, localizable mobile apps to strengthen the education response to Ebola and other crises. It offers MoE curriculum-aligned apps that complement educational radio programs, pre-positions interactive, “supplemental” apps that children can play at their own pace to make gains in literacy, numeracy, life skills, and access psychosocial support materials; and enable learning outcome measurement.

Results

For rapid deployment and the broadest reach, these applications would be made available indefinitely on the CommCare Exchange, an open-licensed "app store" that allows applications to be shared, modified, and used freely throughout the CommCare community.

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Website

http://www.dimagi.com/

Organization Type

For Profit

Headquarters

Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

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