Facilitating access to quality education and opportunities for building skills

Impact of mobile technology

As every child has the right to an education and to develop to the fullest extent, mobile devices provide an ideal platform for educational content and support. Mobile operators, can support organisations to disseminate online content that meets the learning and educational needs of children of all ages. They can also promote the use of ICT in education and help to bridge the digital divide by using e-learning to create new opportunities for children.

In addition, mobile technology can support education professionals by enabling them to connect to new tools and online networks so they can improve their teaching outcomes. Working with education partners, the mobile industry can also enable mobile money services to facilitate the payment of school fees and teachers’ salaries.

Article 28, CRC: Right to education
Article 29, CRC: Goals of education