Mobile Learning Week in Paris, Brigitte Hoyer-Gosselin from Google.org announced a massive $50 million donation towards addressing this gap.
These grants are aimed at three main areas:
- getting to students in combat zones,
- providing quality learning materials and
- aiding in teacher development.
As Brigitte says: "Technology can bypass the geographic and financial boundaries that block educational resources from reaching students, while also making those resources more engaging, interactive and effective"
The announcement was today(21 March 2017), and it looks like 9 projects have already been offered funding, with more to follow.
More info on CNN.
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