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Bridging the digital divide: technology for refugees

Ellen Ward | 02 March 2018 | 2 Comments

So much of the technology we use today is taken for granted: the laptop provided to us by our employer, the smartphone given to us at Christmas and the tablets our children play on. But not all people have these devices available and an inequality, often called 'the Digital Divide', persists around the globe. Last year, Concern applied for a grant funded by Google which focused on putting digital devices into the hands of those who need them the most.

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Topics: refugees, education, innovation, technology, Syrian Crisis, Syrian Refugee Crisis, innovations

Missing Maps for Haiti: a volunteer project

Ellen Ward | 28 October 2016 | 0 Comments

Many areas where Concern works are unmapped which makes implementing projects and preparing for disasters more difficult. In September 2016 we embarked on a new initiative to use volunteers to map basic information, such as buildings and roads, in Cité Soleil, Haiti. This is the story so far…

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Topics: haiti, technology

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