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Beyond Boxes: Integrating learning opportunities into supply deliveries and rethinking relief

Project by 
Jessica Huang
Project Year 
2015
This co-design initiative aims to leverage existing supply deliveries and distribution channels to increase access to learning in situations of crisis or conflict, where there may be school interruptions. Through creative re-use of materials like cardboard boxes, communities in Pader, Uganda are turning packaging from short-term deliveries into a platform for longer-term skill building. Target learning outcomes include foundational STEM concepts relevant to life and livelihoods. To expand the potential for learning, physical attachments to cardboard boxes and supplemental mobile phone content are being explored. Collaborators include the ResilientAfrica Network students and International Development Innovation Network members with Rethink Relief.