The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation is sponsoring the EduApp4Syria competition to build foundational Arabic literacy skills and improve psychosocial well-being of children affected by the Syrian conflict through alternative digital learning solutions accessed by households on their Android smartphones.
Proposed solutions should be highly engaging game-based application that can be used online, and downloadable as an offline application and targeted at Syrian children, aged 5–10, without or with limited access to formal schooling, who cannot read and write.
The EduApp4Syria competition will start with an initial competition from which up to five winning participants will be selected, who will be invited to enter into research and development contracts with Norad. The contracts will involve several separate phases for which economic incentives will be paid out, with 1-2 winning applications at the end of the contract period.
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