Reaching every child – wherever they live, however they learn
Every child has the right to learn, but millions do not get the education they need to thrive. For children left out of learning due to conflict, natural disaster or poverty; for girls kept from classrooms; for those cut off from school because they live with a disability – digital learning can help them leapfrog to a brighter future.
UNICEF leads on global initiatives to link millions of children and young people with world-class digital solutions. With key partners, we’re closing the digital gender divide, connecting every school to the internet, and bringing accessible technologies to children’s fingertips – whether they're at home, in school or on the move.
Spotlight on initiatives
UNICEF is on the ground in over 190 countries and territories, working across borders and barriers to reach children with the learning opportunities they need to succeed. Non-political and impartial, we're never neutral when it comes to protecting a child's right to education.
But we can't do it alone. We team up with communities, governments and businesses to:
1. Make digital learning equitable and safe
We ensure our solutions run effectively offline or with limited connectivity, function on low-cost devices, are accessible and inclusive for children with disabilities, and translate into local languages and cultural contexts. Our solutions also adhere to global best practices for online safety and data protection.
2. Improve the quality of digital learning
We use evidence to design and implement digital learning programmes that are flexible and personalized, adapting to each learner's level. Our focus is on strengthening literacy and numeracy, plus digital skills, so children build a foundation for lifelong learning.
3. Integrate digital learning across settings
We build the capacity of teachers and administrators to apply digital pedagogies and technologies, and help caregivers and communities support high-tech and low-tech digital learning. Our solutions reach refugee centres, homes and schools, even in emergency contexts.