The Transforming Education Summit was held last weekend at the UN, where UNICEF and Microsoft presented their collaborative initiative Learning Passport, which promises “a digital future for every kid,” and expands digitized education into new regions of the world. Reports from Laotian, Mexican, and Zimbabwean government representatives were included in the presentation.
Learning Passport has only been launched a few years ago. And, yet it has established its roots in 26 countries with 56 languages. The creator of UNICEF ICON witnessed a rising education crisis followed by low literacy rates and displaced refugee children, and the closing of schools during the pandemic. Microsoft, the premium provider of office 365, has always been wanting to make its place in the education sector.
The software giant and UNICEF tied hands to create a program that could efficiently provide digitized education materials for different contexts, and also for communities with very little or no reliable internet connection.