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African Child Helpline

Childline Kenya

116 is the African Child Helpline number currently used by Kenya, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Guinea Conakry, Namibia, while others are still lobbying for the number from their respective governments. They include Uganda, Lesotho, South Africa among ...

Assured Labor

Assured Labor

Assured Labor revolutionizes hiring in emerging markets. The service leverages the power of mobile phones and the Internet to rapidly connect employers with the best mid-to-low wage candidates in their area. Assured Labor's disruptive platform ...

Avaz

Invention Labs

There are 40 million people in the world today who live without a voice. They lose the ability to speak because of various conditions: cerebral palsy, autism, mental retardation, strokes, motor neuron disease, and many others.

Most non-verbal ...

BRCK

Ushahidi

BRCK is a device that brings the internet to remote locations, even without electricity.

The BRCK’s backup battery and multiple ways of connecting to various networks offers users consistent connectivity even when networks are down and power ...

Backpack Practice

Backpack Practice

At Backpack Practice (formerly Backpack TV), you can find education videos to help you with math, science, and other academic subjects. ...

Bottle Schools

Hug It Foward

Insulating walls with plastic bottles stuffed with inorganic trash was pioneered in Guatemala by the organization Pura Vida. Instead of the common cinder-block walls used in Central America, “eco-bricks” are stacked in between chicken wire, and ...

Codecademy

Code Academy is a website that teaches users the basics of programming. As you move along in the program the users are taught different actions and syntaxes (order of writing something).

Code Academy enables users to learn the building blocks ...

Dimagi, Inc.

CommCare is an open source, mobile platform that enables non-technical users to build mobile apps for their frontline programs across numerous sectors. The apps created provide case management, data collection, and data management.

All data ...

Connexions

Connexions is a content management system designed for learners and educators to store educational materials. It's content is available free to anyone over the internet. The materials can be accessed in a variety of digital formats and printed ...

Coursera

Coursera is a social entrepreneurship company that partners with the top universities in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free. Their platform incorporates video lectures, tests and quizzes, peer grading, and ...

Ushahidi

CrisisNET is Ushahidi's platform for the world’s crisis data. Journalists, data scientists, developers, and other makers get fast, easy access to critical government, business, humanitarian, and crowdsourced information. By reducing the time it ...

Curriki

Curriki is an online community of teachers who share advice and educational resources. Its goal is to break down the educational divide - the separation between people who have received a quality education and those who have not. Teachers can ...

A Place in the Sun Foundation

A Place in the Sun (PITS) does not build schools, but rather works with communities who share their vision of better education. A community provides space, teachers and ongoing support to establish Early Learning Centers (ELCs) in their ...

Relief Labs International

EasyTomato is a simple way to control who uses your internet, how they use it, and when they use it. EasyTomato can help small IT networks in the developing world optimize the use of limited bandwidth.

The easy-to-use interface was designed ...

Einztein

Einztein serves as a searchable catalog of curated courses offered by providers as diverse as Stanford University and The British Museum. To find a course, enter a term in the search box and click ''search'' -– or browse the selection of ...

Esoko

Esoko is a technology platform and consulting service that helps organizations profile people and manage the information flows between them. Esoko's focus is on agricultural value chains with the explicit goal of improving the transparency of ...

FlashCast Ventures Limited

FlashCast is a telecommunication system that helps give voices to companies, businesses and organizations in developing countries where populations can be difficult to reach with traditional marketing techniques.

FlashCast displays are ...

Flat World Knowledge

Flat World Knowledge provides a new approach to college textbooks.

Our books are free online. We offer convenient, low-cost choices for students – print-on-demand softcovers, audio books and chapters, self-print options, and more. Our books ...

Freeplay Energy Ltd

Designed specifically for harsh, off-grid environments Assist is a compact lightweight multi-band radio, flashlight and mobile phone charge with built-in siren. This radio is ideal for rapid deployment with comparatively low distribuiton costs ...

Freeplay Energy Ltd

Encore Player is an MP3 enables multi-band radio designed and engineered for the humanitarian sector. This innovative tool combines radio, media player and dedicated mobile phone charger. The user can record from voice, radio broadcasts or ...

Freeplay Energy Ltd

A robust solar dynamo multiband radio suitable for groups or families with dual light setting and dedicated cell phone charging. Supplied with aerial kit and cell phone charging kit there is no need for electricity, kerosene or batteries.
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Social Impact Lab Foundation

FrontlineCloud lets you easily send, receive, and manage SMS messages and data from anywhere in the world. FrontlineCloud makes life simpler with a quick set-up process, more ways to connect to mobile networks, and all of the sophisticated data ...

Social Impact Lab Foundation

FrontlineSMS is a desktop software created to lower barriers to positive social change using mobile technology. By leveraging basic tools already available to most organizations, including those in ‘last-mile’ settings — computers and low-cost ...

InSTEDD

GeoChat is a flexible open source group communications tool that helps team members keep close track of each other. GeoChat encourages a shared awareness of who is doing what where -- and it does it over any device, on any platform, and over ...

Global Communities

Global Communities’ Participatory Action for Community Enhancement (PACE) methodology offers a structured process for strengthening the ability of local communities to work together to map their assets and strengths, identify priority needs ...

MIT Media Lab

Grassroots Mapping is a series of participatory mapping projects involving communities in cartographic dispute. ...

Harpswell Foundation

The mission of the Harpswell Foundation is to empower a new generation of women leaders in Cambodia and the developing world. We are politically neutral. Our strategy is to focus on a relatively small number of the brightest young people ...

IDEO.org

For years, businesses have used human-centered design to develop innovative solutions. Why not apply the same approach to overcome challenges in the nonprofit world?

This project, funded by International Development Enterprise (IDE) as part of ...

Khan Academy

With an extensive collection of video lessons on subjects like chemistry, trigonometry and history and suite of math exercises, KhanAcademy.org is a valuable resource for students and teachers around the world. ...

Design That Matters

The Kinkajou Microfilm Projection System is a low-cost teaching tool designed to improve and expand access to education by transforming night-time learning environments in rural, non-electrified settings. The projector represents an innovative ...

MIT Media Lab

The Konbit system aims to connect workers in Haiti with NGO's that need assistance. Employers typically utilize the Internet and prefer to see a written list of skills, while many workers seeking jobs are illiterate and do not have Internet ...

Good World Solutions

Laborlink establishes an anonymous two-way communication channel between factory works and supply chain leaders. Using a mobile phone, workers are invited to answer survey questions in their native language, and privately input their answers ...

Project H Design

Learning Landscape is a scalable, grid-based playground system for elementary math education. The spatial grid is intended to combine active movement and competition with mathematic curricula, providing an outdoor classroom framework for fun ...

Lifeline Energy

The Lifeplayer is the first MP3-enabled multi-band radio designed and engineered for the humanitarian sector. This tool combines radio, media player, cellular and Internet content.

The Lifeplayer is powered by a solar panel and a fail-safe ...

Literacy Bridge

Talking Book is a low-cost audio computer designed for the learning needs of illiterate populations living in the poorest areas in the world.

The Talking Book disseminates verbal information created by local experts to rural communities. For ...

MFarm, Ltd.

M-Farm is a transparency tool for Kenyan farmers where they simply SMS the number 3555 to get information pertaining to the retail price of their products, buy their farm inputs directly from manufacturers at favorable prices, and find buyers ...

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