EdTech Interventions for Deaf Learners in Pakistan 🇵🇰

📅 Sept 2020 – Ongoing

Key Sandbox Question: What edTech interventions are most suitable for providing distance learning for deaf children?

Generating evidence in the following areas

Subject:  #literacy #numeracy Age:  #primary #secondary Place:  #Pakistan #urban #peri_urban #rural
People:  #disabilities #teacher #caregiver Product:  #laptops #smartphones Business Model:  #donor #replication
The Problem

In Pakistan, there are over 1million deaf children, yet under 5% attend school (even prior to COVID). Identifying an effective edTech intervention for distance learning has always been a priority for Deaf Reach, and they have created a curriculum of video content in English, Urdu, and Mathematics. This Sandbox explores mechanisms for distributing that content for our-of-school children, particularly laptops, with methods to facilitate teacher and parent engagement.

What we’re doing
  • A/B testing various edtech interventions, including offline laptops (with preloaded content), online laptops, and laptops with smartphones to identify the impact of technologies on teacher engagement and learning outcomes
  • Experimenting with methods of parental engagement in distance learning for deaf children
  • Identifying how to ‘package’ up the edtech intervention so that other governments (including the government of Pakistan) and NGOs are able to replicate it
Get involved

If you are interested in contributing or finding out more about this Sandbox, get in touch with asad@edtechhub.org  

Evidence through implementation

You can read what we’re learning as we test, learn, and iterate during the Sandbox:

📝 Sprint One

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