Unlocking Talent Through Technology

  • P Project/Program

Key Information

The Unlocking Talent project is a growing, global initiative, made up of an alliance of partners that focuses on putting children and their educational needs first. At its core, the project uses innovative education technology, created by our partner onebillion, to help overcome the education challenges that hold learners back. The software, onecourse, is a comprehensive, modular course for children. Children learn to read, write and become numerate on tablets by working through a carefully structured course made up of thousands of engaging activities, games, and stories. onecourse is designed to be adapted for many different languages and contexts.

Lead Implementing Organization(s)


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Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Myanmar, South Africa, Syrian Arab Republic, Uganda, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United Republic of Tanzania


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onebillion, University of Nottingham, The Norwegian Embassy, Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau [KFW], The Government of Malawi, iSchool Africa, Haileybury Youth Trust, Airtel, The University of Malawi

COVID-19 Response


Government Affiliation


Ministry Affiliation


Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas


  • Primary completion
  • Secondary completion


  • Teacher training


  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • STEM

Cross-cutting areas

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Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Boys in school, Girls in school


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School Enrolment Status

All in school

School Level

  • Lower primary
  • Upper primary

Other populations reached

  • Teachers - female
  • Teachers - male

Participants include

Not applicable or unknown

Program Approaches Back to Top

Educational Technology

  • Digital devices for the purposes of studying, learning
  • Digital learning materials/programs
  • Digital reading materials (non-textbook)


  • Teaching materials (e.g. lesson plans, curricula)

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Improved academic skills (literacy and numeracy)
  • Improved social and emotional learning/skills and mindsets
  • Increased literacy
  • Increased numeracy
  • Increased primary school completion
  • Increased progression to secondary school

Cross-cutting goals

Not applicable or unknown