It’s truly exciting news that a number of new-generation Mobi-Stations are to be deployed in rural Uganda by early next year. This is made possible through the collaboration between UNICEF and Honghe Technology Group, which is an innovation in itself. The public and private sectors work together in the creation of public goods – all technical specifications and user testing results will be open source and publicly available for any organization to view and use. So stay tuned for more. Pleased and honored to be part of this innovative experiment.
Analyst, Innovation Unit, NYHQ
The Beijing Honghe Technology Group and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) launched the ‘UNICEF—Honghe Innovation Research Collaboration’ in Beijing on November 25, 2013, according to which Honghe Technology will provide Mobi-Stations to support children’s education in Uganda over the next six months.
UNICEF Representative to China Gillian Mellsop said that Honghe Technology’s products are excellent, which is part of the reason why they chose the company to partner with UNICEF in the Uganda program.
“It is an honor for Honghe Technology to contribute to UNICEF’s efforts to help impoverished children globally. Our collaboration is also in line with our commitment to corporate social responsibility,” said Wang Jing, president of Honghe Technology. “The Mobi-Station, or ‘Digital School in the Box’, that we designed for UNICEF is a hardware and software open source, which means any individual or enterprise can produce the devices according to the needs of the region or country.”
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