Second chances through Global Learning XPRIZE

World Food Programme (WFP) teams up with XPRIZE to provide 2,700 children in Tanzania with education software as part of a US$15 million global competition

Max Wohlgemuth
May 14, 2019 · 7 min read
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Pili connects one of the children’s tablets to the solar charging station. The charge typically lasts 3–5 days. Photo: WFP/Max Wohlgemuth
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Participating children use the tablets to learn basic reading, writing and arithmetic. Photos: WFP/ Tala Loubieh

Empowering through education

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Steep valleys can make the logistics of implementing the Global Learning XPRIZE challenging, particularly in the rainy season. Photo: WFP/Max Wohlgemuth
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Mwanaisha, the little sister of a participating child, demonstrates how to use the tablet. Photo: WFP/Max Wohlgemuth

Impact

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Juma hands over his tablet to Pili for charging. Photo: WFP/Max Wohlgemuth

Second chances

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Mboni shows her favorite game on the software, an interactive reading programme. Photo: WFP/Max Wohlgemuth
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Frida (left) and Rehema (right) visit at the solar-charging station in Mkuzi. Photo: WFP/Max Wohlgemuth

An unlikely partnership?

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WFP Tanzania Country Representative, Michael Dunford, visiting XPRIZE activities in Tanga. Photo: WFP/Tala Loubieh

Competition Winner

Partners

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