Nine global EdTech solutions to support out-of-school children during the Coronavirus outbreak
ACR GCD-funded innovations available in multiple languages and across variety of devices to support early-grade literacy
As the World Health Organization has declared the COVID-19 Coronavirus a global pandemic, schools around the world have either closed or are preparing for possible closures.
These developments have created a significant shift to online learning and education technology to provide Ministries of Education, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and others the tools to support children impacted by education lapses.
All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development’s mission focuses on advancing EdTech innovation and research to improve literacy for children in low-resource contexts. One focus area of our programming has been supporting the education of children impacted by crisis and conflict, including disease outbreaks, refugee crises, and natural disasters.
Through multiple grant and prize competitions, we’ve funded and tested dozens of solutions to improve literacy and learning outcomes for children who have limited or no access to books, quality education or personalized learning. While the intention of these solutions is to support children in low-resource contexts, they can be used to support the learning needs of children anywhere.
Here’s a roundup of nine ACR GCD-funded and tested solutions available for free in multiple languages and, once downloaded, don’t require a continuous Internet connection.