Stanford Learning, Design and Technology Program

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A person works with gears crafted from cardboard boxes

Project/Innovation Name
Rethink Relief: Beyond Boxes

Technology to Support Education in Crisis & Conflict Settings
Natural Disaster - 1st place

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Prize Competition Summary
A challenge to source ideas for innovative, technology-supported approaches for children to maintain access to basic education despite disruptions experienced during crises or conflict.

Rethink Relief: Beyond Boxes

Innovation Summary
This initiative aims to leverage existing supply deliveries and distribution channels to increase access to learning in situations of crisis or conflict, where there may be school interruptions. Through creative re-use of packaging materials like cardboard boxes, communities in Pader, Uganda are turning short-term deliveries into a platform for longer-term skill building. In partnership with regional innovation centers, learning resources are adapted to the local context and integrated into supply boxes for delivery.

In Uganda: Caritas Uganda Pader Branch, Tet Center (Project partner is Denis Obwona) Community of Amoko-Lagwai ResilientAfrica Network and Makarere University. Other partners: Transformative Learning Technologies Lab at Stanford Rethink Relief, part of the International Development Innovation Network headquartered at the MIT D-Lab

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