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How Mobile Games Can Advance Universal Education for Refugee Children

This World Refugee Day, mobile technologies are filling educational gaps for millions of out-of-school Syrian children.   A refugee child and her grandmother play Antura and the Letters game, sourced through the EduApp4Syria prize competition. Photo credit: Norad. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a manifesto created following the devastation of World War II that defined basic protections for all individuals and affirmed the dignity and worth of Humankind.

All Children Reading and Pearson Announce Winners of Global Prize Competition to Increase Access to Children’s Reading Materials

The Book Boost: Access for All Challenge is Designed to Reduce the Production Costs of Digital Reading Materials, Including Books for Children Who Are Blind or Have Low Vision WASHINGTON, D.C., April 4, 2018 – All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development (ACR GCD), Pearson, and Project Literacy today announced two winners of a global prize competition to spur innovation that optimizes the production process for children’s books, thereby reducing costs and making it easier for publishers to produce high-quality reading materials for all children.

Creating a Culture of Accountability in Tracking Book Delivery

The Problem Space Alpha testing of Track and Trace system in Malawi. Textbooks undoubtedly enhance learning outcomes especially in large classrooms with poorly trained teachers and crumbling infrastructure. Challenges to textbook distribution are abundant—especially in low-resource settings—and increasingly well-documented ranging from supply chain breakdowns to poor knowledge management to misuse or no use at all.

International Mother Language Day: ACR GCD Reflects on Progress, Challenges for Global Literacy

It was six years ago that All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development (ACR GCD) recognized both the challenge and opportunity for educating children in the language they speak and understand. It was this challenge that motivated ACR GCD to do whatever possible to move the needle on statistics that showed 40 percent of the global population lacking access to education in their mother language.

The Amazing Potential of Technology to Level the Playing Field in Global Education

It’s difficult to fathom that in our global interconnected world of information and technological advances, nearly a quarter of a billion children are not learning basic literacy and numeracy skills—whether in school or not. This mass learning deficit poses one of the world’s most daunting challenges, and yet seems ripe for technology-enabled solutions.

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. 

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.