Bridges to impact through innovative educational technology: forging links between policy, research, and practice

This project responds to the urgent need for equitable learning access and outcomes for children in conflict-affected countries. The project will implement a proven education technology called “Can’t Wait to Learn” (CWTL). This custom-made gaming technology is designed to tackle learning quality, reach, equity, and challenges faced by refugees and displaced children.

CWTL is a curriculum-based and contextually customized solution for numeracy and reading in Arabic and English that promotes active learning and adapts to different learning levels and speeds. Rooted in research based on best practices in education technology in emergencies, CWTL is being implemented in Lebanon, Jordan, Uganda, Sudan, and eastern Chad.

The general objective of this project is to determine how education technology innovations can be adapted and scaled to improve education access and quality for refugee and displaced children in Chad, Sudan, and Uganda.

The project was selected through a global call, initiated by the Global Partnership for Education Knowledge and Innovation Exchange (KIX), a joint endeavour between the Global Partnership for Education and IDRC to connect expertise, innovation, and knowledge to help developing countries build stronger education systems and to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

Project ID

109296

Project status

Active

Duration

42 months

Total funding

CA$ 2,675,200

Countries

Chad, Sudan, Uganda

Program

Knowledge and Innovation Exchange Program

Project Leader

Mark Jordans

Institution

Stichting War Child

Institution Country

Netherlands

Institution Website

http://www.warchild.nl