Universal Education Access

CHALLENGE

Universal Education Access

$1 MILLION (Prize amount to be confirmed. Announcement expected for next year)

Education is the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, morals, beliefs, and habits. Educational methods include teaching, training, storytelling, discussion and directed research. Formal education is commonly divided formally into such stages as preschool or kindergarten, primary school, secondary school and then college, university, or apprenticeship.

A right to education has been recognized by some governments and the United Nations. In most regions, education is compulsory up to a certain age. Despite this we still don`t have universal education for all population. While all the above is proper and achievable it cannot work without the most importante component, access to education.

Due to many factors, lack of schools or trained quality teachers a major part of the population , mainly in developing countries , don`t have access to education despite the laws that defines education as a universal right.

The solution can include:

This competition calls to strategies, apps, software and devices, learning models and techniques that while . eliminating the current necessity to a huge investment in infrastructures and teacher training will allow to not depend only on humans for education and allow access to education for everybody in every locality. The solution must be scalable and provide access on a global scale to all population.

Proposal:

This is a two phase competition:

  • Phase 1 : Written proposals, (max 40 pages including images) about the technologies and systems that would be utilized will select the five finalist teams that would proceed to phase 2.
  • Phase 2: To realize the required prototype and experiments under controlled conditions to prove the validity of their concept proposal.