Datawind says it is working with World Vision Canada to supply the UbiSlate Android powered tablets for trial use in the development agency’s projects in African countries. This initiative is happening through Datawind’s North American partner Canada International Trade Service Inc., said a Datawind release.
Various models of UbiSlate tablets have been launched for field testing at the community level in Niger and Rwanda with plans to roll out in several other African countries. World Vision is using the DataWind UbiSlate tablets to collect data and monitor change, in an effort to ensure their development work is effectively reaching children and families. Data collected will help World Vision to make significant improvements in healthcare and education, in addition to exploring teaching opportunities with these tablets, the release added.
“Datawind is honoured to partner with World Vision Canada in providing technology which will help field workers in Africa as they strive to provide healthcare and education to families and children in need,” said Suneet Singh Tuli, CEO of Datawind. “We are proud to be part of this project, as we are dedicated to creating and providing technology that will empower education and promote innovation and research globally.”
“In our field testing in Niger, these cost-effective tables have shown the potential to increase our aid effectiveness, monitor progress and react to health and economic challenges in communities quickly so that we are able to provide the best support possible to children and families,” said Josh Folkema, World Vision Canada.