Tag: DigiSchool

Girls playing with a rope at a Child Friendly Space in Darfur. ©Nick Rice Chudeau. UNICEF Sudan

“I-nnovate for Tomorrow”: Co-creating Solutions together with the Sudanese Children

By Yumiko Shinya, Programme Officer (Innovation) For seventy years, UNICEF has helped bring life-saving humanitarian support, long-term assistance, and hope to children in difficult situations – torn apart by conflict and crisis, living in extreme poverty and being discriminated. And over the last sixty years, UNICEF Sudan has continuously supported the […]

Caption: Adolescent girls attending a DigiSchool session in a Child-Friendly Space in Adjumani district, northern Uganda. / Photo credit: Eun-Young Jeong

How the DigiSchool provides adolescent girls in Uganda a chance to experience the growing digital world

By Eun-Young Jeong Education Officer, UNICEF Uganda Previously, I posted a blog on the impact of DigiSchools in Early Childhood Development (ECD) centers in northern Uganda. In ECD centers, the introduction of the DigiSchool was followed by an increase in children’s attendance and class participation. In this post, I describe […]

Jessica Tribbe, a UNICEF Uganda Innovation Lab team member, projects a text book with the Mobistation, a portable technology platform which can be powered by solar, generator, or grid power. Seeta CU school, Mukono district, Uganda. 14-02-2014   PHOTO/ Michele Sibiloni.

6 UNICEF Innovations: From strengthening health systems in real-time to empowering youth to speak up

By UNICEF Innovation #uinnovate For us, innovation at UNICEF means doing something different that adds value. This also means that we need to be agile so we can  adapt to the evolving challenges affecting all children. At UNICEF, we use innovation to create solutions that strengthen our work in child […]

September 2015 Recap: Must-Read Stories

September 2015 Recap: Must-Read Stories

By Pilar Lagos Hi there UNICEFStories Readers. In cased you missed them, here’s a recap of some of the top stories published on UNICEF Innovation’s blog during September. Click away:  Challenges For Emerging Markets’ MNOs Chris Fabian, UNICEF Innovation co-lead, talked with Alec Barton, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Developing Telecoms […]

Expanding learning opportunities for refugee children: Uganda’s DigiSchool Pilot

Expanding learning opportunities for refugee children: Uganda’s DigiSchool Pilot

Written by Eun-Young Jeong, Education Officer, UNICEF Uganda UGANDA, September 2015 – Textbooks are rare possessions for children living in northern Uganda’s resource-impoverished refugee settlements. For children here, it’s difficult to imagine life beyond the refugee settlement where they have lived since fleeing from South Sudan when conflict broke out in December […]