When the Raspberry Pi was first announced in 2011, I was captured by its mission from the start to introduce children in schools to the world of technology, programming, and creation. In a world where schools were filled with Windows based PCs, this was a bold move to disrupt the […]
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Last month, UNICEF staff visited Singularity University to learn about how new technologies could help their work reach more children – and expand their force for change! They also challenged the University’s students and resident entrepreneurs to find new ways to address the major challenges children face today. Here are the challenges they […]
At the end of December 2013 James Cranwell-Ward (@jcranwellward) a Technologist working for UNICEF Lebanon emailed us about HDMIPi. In case you don’t know, HDMIPi is a 9″ low cost, High Definition (1280×800) HDMI screen for the Raspberry Pi, which was crowdfunded on KickStarter in November 2013. James was only going to be […]
On the 16th May 2014 @ 10.30 AM (EEST) International Education Association in partnership with UNICEF Lebanon will hold a national Raspberry Pi day at Dhour Choueir public high school. The theme of the day will be “learning to code and code to learn” which is the mission statement of the […]
UNICEF Lebanon is investigating innovative ways to provide non-formal education to the millions of displaced children as a result of the Syrian crisis. Recent studies have highlighted the scale of the crisis and put forward some recommendations on what can be done. Innovation has a major role to play in […]
UNICEF was named by Fast Company as one of the world’s top 10 most innovative companies in local in 2014 and is becoming recognized worldwide for its pioneering use of technology in developing countries and in humanitarian emergencies contexts globally. Applying innovative technologies to the largest emergency in the world […]