Game-changer: mobile technology reaches teachers in remote areas with literacy instruction tips and training

Early grade teachers in Zambia face a myriad of challenges in teaching reading.  Large class sizes, learners with limited previous exposure to books, and lack of tools and training make their jobs difficult.  It is in this context that GraphoGame™  is being implemented—to equip teachers to meet these challenges and open the world of reading to their students.

All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development Announces Winners of Literacy Innovations Competition

Winning entries on display for public at February 6 Washington, D.C. event WASHINGTON, February 3, 2015 – The All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development (ACR GCD) partners are pleased to announce 14 new grantees in 2015. Winners represent the most promising, creative and impactful solutions in literacy innovations and were chosen from a competitive process that elicited 213 proposals from 50 countries.

All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development competition seeks innovations to reach students in conflict and crisis zones

The All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development (ACR GCD) partners – in collaboration with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) – today announced a “Technology to Support Education in Crisis and Conflict Settings” challenge to source ideas for innovative, technology-supported approaches for children to maintain access to basic education despite disruptions experienced during crisis or conflict. 

All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development Joins Big Ideas@Berkeley Competition

“Mobiles for Reading” Competition Launches, extends eligibility to Australian Universities WASHINGTON (September 8, 2014) – All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development (ACR GCD) and University of California, Berkeley today announced a partnership to include a “Mobiles for Reading” category within the annual Big Ideas@Berkeley competition.

ACR GCD and Beyond Access Announce Partnership

ACR GCD is pleased to announce a partnership with the Beyond Access initiative, a consortium of 11 international organizations funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The new partnership brings up to $450,000 in additional resources in support of ACR GCD grant awards that include innovative approaches for engaging public or community libraries in their project designs.

All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development Launches $100,000 Prize Competition for Book Writing Software

“Enabling Writers” global prize competition aims to improve reading skills through technology Waltham, MA–All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development (ACR GCD) announced Thursday the launch of “Enabling Writers,” a $100,000 prize competition to incentivize the design of technology that helps writers draft materials to improve reading skills of children in developing countries.