Winning Projects 2013: Education for All!

  • Winner

    The LISTA Initiative

    The LISTA Initiative is the world’s first tablet-based financial education program It is designed to help poor women living in rural areas to access information and training that will help them make more informed decisions, all from the comfort of their own homes. This self-teaching platform, pilot-tested in rural Colombia as a tablet-based app, teaches users how to navigate the formal financial system, receive tips on managing their household finances, and access a wide range of information despite geographic barriers. The app and its complementary distribution methodology have been designed...
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    Challenge:Youth

    Challenge:Youth (C:Y), a Global Youth Think-DO-Tank, engages, fosters and supports young local talents in creating collective environmental, social and economic initiatives, helping them become the global citizens of tomorrow. With an international online youth community of over 35,000 members from 242 countries and 1,802 schools across world, C:Y is impacting thousands of lives every second. C:Y works to fuel change makers learn sustainable development, igniting young minds to generate innovative ideas for solving pressing global issues via web-based competitions. Supported by the online...
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    iScuela

    iScuela is a self-learning platform for school kids. The project is based on an Android platform, which provides children with learning material for an entire year without the need of an internet connection. The creators of iScuela are aiming at tackling problems in the education sector such as affordability of education, internet availability, the gap between the level of education in cities and rural areas and the lack of qualified teachers. iScuela combines images, audio, video, 3D animations and other interactive methods to deliver complicated content matter that is not just interesting...
  • Runner-Up

    YouBridge.org

    YouBridge was founded in 2009 with the aim to bridge the digital divide between North and South. The organization donates laptops to youngsters in developing countries – linked to schools, universities or NGO’s – offering them a window to the world. For their studies and future work this digital communication is an important first step. Through their online platform YouBridge connects the donors and receivers of the laptops with one another. Moreover they aim to connect changemakers all over the world.
  • Runner-Up

    WHATCHADO

    WHATCHADO is a combination of storytelling handbook and standardized format of short films on real-life job descriptions that it was developed and refined in the past years in Vienna, Austria. It was initiated and founded by former class fellows and longtime friends who loved to probe people on their lives and backgrounds. That is why they started to develop WHATCHADO and eventually went public in 2012.