The Airbel Impact Lab at the International Rescue Committee and Imagine Worldwide are excited to announce a groundbreaking new partnership to fill a huge gap in learning for children globally. More than 600 million children in developing countries fall short of proficiency in literacy or numeracy. Sixty-one million primary-aged children are out of school globally, one-third of whom are children in crisis contexts around the world. For these children, access to learning that can help them become literate and numerate is often difficult to imagine.
Until now. Starting with a pilot in Bangladesh, the IRC and Imagine will team up with Can’t Wait to Learn (War Child) and Kitkit (Enuma) and other partners to explore, research, and refine models for delivering learning into children’s hands — with a plan to scale to over 50,000 children in West and East Africa over the next five years. Our ultimate goal is to bring child-centered, tech-enabled learning to every one of the hundreds of millions of children around the world who do not have access to quality education.