September 20, 2022
We get it; you’re busy. Your time is valuable, and you don’t have hours to spend searching for the best education technology solutions on the internet. All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development’s (ACR GCD) newly designed website now makes it easier for you to access free, open source tools, research and solutions to help children in low resource contexts learn to read. With all of this information in one place, you can focus on what really matters—doing your part to make the world a better place.
There has never been a greater need for EdTech to improve literacy. The COVID-19 pandemic has increased education challenges, and there are currently 584 million children worldwide who lack basic reading skills. ACR GCD is committed to making learning more accessible, and we redesigned our website to reflect this commitment.
The new website is divided into three hubs: solutions, toolkits and research.
The Solutions Hub highlights the latest, evidence-based developments in education technology. We believe in harnessing the power of technology to increase reading outcomes and lift children out of poverty. Apps like Feed the Monster, which was developed in 2016 during the Syrian refugee crisis and is now available in more than 50 languages, empower children to read using entertaining learning games that they can use anywhere in the world. All of our solutions, from digital books on platforms like Global Digital Library to World Around You sign language book creation software, are open source and free.
The Guides and Toolkit Hub provides toolkits, reports and webinars to help you make informed decisions about improving child literacy. Search for desired focus areas, such as children with disabilities or books in underserved languages, and use our guides to plan your organization’s strategy.
Interested in exploring the latest ideas in EdTech? Check out our Research Hub, where you can browse case studies, reports and project evaluations about the most effective methods to improve child literacy.
Be part of the solution
All of our resources are free and designed to be shared. Take what you need and join us in our mission of creating a world where all children have an opportunity to read.
Consider collaborating with us and joining our partnership of over 30 organizations committed to advancing child literacy. Together, we can create inclusive learning environments and improve reading outcomes for children in low resource contexts.
By Jamie Brian, All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development–a partnership between USAID, World Vision and the Australian Government