100&Change: 2020

Can't Wait to Learn

Opening up a world of learning for children who would otherwise miss out: award-winning digital game-based learning, designed BY and FOR children affected by conflict.

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Two-page overview of proposal
Competition Participation
100&Change: 2020
Current Work Location
  • Kassala State, Sudan
  • Sila, Chad
  • Northern Region, Uganda
  • Muḩāfaz̧at az Zarqā’, Jordan
  • Mohafazat Aakkâr, Lebanon
Proposed Work Locations:
  • Adamawa State, Nigeria
  • Centre, Burkina Faso
  • Upper Nile, South Sudan
Priority Populations:
  • Children
  • Refugees and displaced people
  • Extremely poor people
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
  • 4. Quality education
  • 5. Gender equality
  • 10. Reduced inequalities

Executive Summary:

Education is an inaccessible right for millions of children worldwide who are living in war-zones or affected by conflict. And yet as the building blocks of learning and self-development, literacy and numeracy acquisition are the key to unlocking these children’s potential and changing their future. Can’t Wait to Learn – a custom-made educative gaming technology solution - has been developed through years of testing and research. Findings to date show that Can’t Wait to Learn works; children learn, and they learn fast. We designed it to tackle the specific challenges that children in different conflict settings experience: from the game design, which is co-created by children to be culturally, contextually and curricula appropriate, to hardware designed for use in low-resource and harsh environments. The model demonstrates improved and faster learning outcomes and psychosocial benefits at a lower cost than other approaches and can offer a brighter future for millions of children.

Organization Details
Lead Organization

Stichting War Child (War Child Holland)

website: https://www.warchildholland.org/
Organization Headquarters
Gemeente Amsterdam, Provincie Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Organization ID
Annual Operating Budget
$10 to $49 Million
Number of Full-time Employees
300 to 499

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