UNICEF taps tech gadgets to save lives

These gadgets used by UNICEF and other nonprofits are changing the lives of kids and adults in underprivileged communities

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In Syrian refugee camps, UNICEF is using a Pi4L all-in-one computer with a 9-inch screen to teach displaced children how to read, write, calculate, game and even program. The Pi4L is basically an oversize 9-inch tablet in a thick photo frame with a Raspberry Pi board tacked on the back, but the sloppy build doesn't affect its utility. The Linux PC -- which costs less than US$100 to make -- has also been used in information kiosks and in Lebanon refugee camps, where kids get a break from their tough lives by playing games or polishing language skills. It has been invaluable to UNICEF as an educational and information resource.

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