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Bridging the digital divide: technology for refugees

Ellen Ward | 02 March 2018 | 0 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

Solar technology lights up Nepal (and beyond)

Daniel Gray | 29 July 2015 | 0 Comments

When it comes to innovation, there are few developing technologies with as much positive potential as solar power. But the impact isn’t just environmental: it’s brightening up our humanitarian and development work too.

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Topics: innovation, Nepal

Music and education

Joan Bobrov | 15 September 2014 | 1 Comment

Music is being used to educate people about important issues in the world’s poorest countries. In some cases, lyrics carry critical messages that can be the difference between life and death.

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Topics: aid, music, education, innovation, sierra leone

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