[Resources] Ukrainian children embrace new reading app

Today, more than 48.5 million children are out of school as a result of armed conflict. Denied their right to an education, these children also come up against a range of social and mental health problems. War Child’s Can’t Wait to Learn innovation addresses this dual emergency.

After the success of their EdTech Can’t Wait to Learn programme, reaching more than 85,000 children, a new reading game has been launched.  Reaching displaced children though a digital application was a conscious choice by WarChild to be able scale faster

The reading app, co-created with Ukrainian children, takes the ‘game world’ to a whole new level. It also helps children stay engaged with the reading tasks and progress through the lessons quickly – no matter where they are.

“To me, the app is a real saviour. The children are very excited and engaged in the game. Everybody tries to solve more tasks. Some have even completed several grades.”
– Iryna, a teacher in Ukraine using Can’t Wait to Learn to continue her lessons from an underground bomb shelter.

The Can’t Wait to Learn: Ukraine reading app is now available for download on iOS and Android.

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