Innovation competition: EduApp4Syria

Norway and several international partners have launched an innovation competition to develop a mobile-based learning application for Syrian children.

An estimated 2.8 million Syrian children are out of school because of conflict. Many are having to cope with traumas and high levels of stress, which also affects their learning ability.

Norway is therefore fronting an initiative to develop a smartphone application that can help Syrian children learn how to read and improve their psychosocial wellbeing.

This is taking the form of an international innovation competition in cooperation with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), the All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development, the mobile network operator Orange and the Inter-Agency Network for Emergency Education (INEE).

Can you assist in developing an engaging smartphone application that can help the Syrian children who are currently out of school learn to read and contribute to their psychosocial wellbeing?

Check the competition HERE

Deadline for the initial competition is April 1st 2016 at 1pm CET.

Let’s help Syrian children!