EdTech Digest: The right to read

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 24, 2017 11:15:00 AM / by World Vision Staff posted in Education, Innovation

reading.jpgTwo-hundred-and-fifty million children across the globe are not learning basic literacy and numeracy skills. Of these, 57 million children—a disproportionate number of whom are from disadvantaged backgrounds, live in conflict-afflicted countries, are disabled, or are girls—aren’t enrolled in school at all. Technology through programs like All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development (ACR GCD) is empowering great progress in reaching children across the globe with needed literacy resources, from development to delivery. ACR GCD is a partnership of USAID, World Vision, and the Australian Government

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World Vision uses technology to help bring hope to families

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 14, 2016 10:41:00 PM / by Heather Klinger posted in WV, Innovation, Water, Economic Empowerment, Emergency Relief, Education, Health

tech.pngMobile apps, computers, and solar energy are commonplace in the U.S., but World Vision is using this same technology to transform remote communities around the world.

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Innovative Life Pump brings hope in Malawi

[fa icon="calendar'] May 24, 2016 10:52:12 PM / by World Vision Staff posted in Impact Stories, Malawi, Innovation, WV

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In many rural communities in Malawi, access to safe drinking water remains a challenge. In some communities, people have difficulties even accessing the contaminated water from unprotected sources. This was the case for Mnyakose village in Mutchenda Area Program in Malawi. The people in this village had no access to safe drinking water. The only source of water was the dirty Kaviyere River. During the dry season the river could dry up and people had to dig holes along the river bed looking for water. Women could wait for hours during the dry months to fill a bucket of water.

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