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Apply Now: $650,000 for EduTech Language and Literacy Skills Solutions

By Wayan Vota on February 22, 2021

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More than 85 percent of a child’s brain is developed by age 6 and a growing body of evidence suggests investing in high-quality pre-primary education – providing young children with the foundational skills needed to support grade-level learning – is an effective pathway to addressing the global learning crisis.

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Yet 175 million children globally are not enrolled in pre-primary education during these vital years of their lives. The COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated these challenges, as millions more children missed out on early childhood education in 2020 due to closures of childcare and early education facilities.

$650,000 Ready2Read EduTech Challenge

All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development recognizes that many of the barriers to early reading skills development in low-resource countries can be mitigated through the use of individualized learning technology.

The Ready2Read Challenge seeks context-appropriate and effective Edutech solutions that enable marginalized children ages 4 to 6 to build foundational language and literacy skills at home and at school. Two awards of up to $350,000 are available for solutions that target key foundational language and literacy skills, including:

  • Alphabetic knowledge,
  • Phonological awareness,
  • Expressive vocabulary,
  • Listening comprehension.

Edutech solutions should support parents, caregivers, teachers and/or facilitators with resources and tools to assist in filling gaps in early learning among children, especially during COVID-19 digital response. They should also bridge barriers and gaps in support, especially for the most vulnerable children, and reduce the digital divide.

Apply now! Deadline is March 9, 2021

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Wayan Vota co-founded ICTworks. He also co-founded Technology Salon, MERL Tech, ICTforAg, ICT4Djobs, ICT4Drinks, JadedAid, Kurante, OLPC News and a few other things. Opinions expressed here are his own and do not reflect the position of his employer, any of its entities, or any ICTWorks sponsor.
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4 Comments to “Apply Now: $650,000 for EduTech Language and Literacy Skills Solutions”

  1. Jama says:

    Is the Somalia eligible to apply this grant for education, do write to me feedback

  2. Joseph Chege says:

    I wish you grant me

  3. Jean de Dieu HAKIZIMANA says:

    Dear Funders,
    We are sincerely glad to request your intervention, We are a Social enterprise titled Ruhuha Green Star Foundation, located in Eastern Province of Rwanda, Gatsibo district, Kabarore sector. We have both social goals and business goals. Our social goals are embedded with our main objective: providing intervention in community development. The present request is related to that social goal, specifically making rural youth going hand in hand with modern technology.

  4. Victor Anadozie Felix says:

    Our business has been destroyed and vandalize during the end SARS protest that happened some time ago in Nigeria