iLearn4Fun is a nonprofit 501(c3) organization dedicated to providing educational opportunities for the world’s poorest people by creating open-source software for mobile phones in multiple languages. Harnessing the power of technology, we want to improve learning outcomes for children in disadvantaged or war-torn communities. By focusing on early literacy, we equip children with the reading and writing skills necessary to eradicate poverty and promote gender equality.
Research shows that children learn reading and writing skills best in their native languages. iLearn4Fun has developed apps in English, French, Spanish, Swahili, and Khmer, and is currently working on an app in Arabic.
Our goal is not to replace education in school, but to supplement it with material that is not otherwise available. In most developing nations, access to mobile phones is far greater than access to computers.
iLearn4Fun has endorsed the “Principles of Digital Development”. We develop context appropriate solution informed by user need, which are designed for scale and sustainability. Our software is open source and our content has a creative common license. Our solutions are sensitive to the most marginalized populations: women, children, those with disabilities, and those affected by conflict and disaster.