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.

Listen up! Radio and mobile phones used to improve children’s literacy in Zambia

You may not think of radio as cutting edge technology—but it’s playing an important role in an innovative project in rural Zambia that’s bringing together mobile phones, radio, and local knowledge to help children learn to read.  “Radio in rural Zambia is the most efficient and effective way to reach our target audience,” said Angela Musonda, coordinator for Creative Associates International’s innovative project. 

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.

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.