Ten teams to push digital solutions on inclusion of young people with disabilities

World News Agencies By Yael • 2 December, 2019

By: MIA 

Ten teams – finalists have been chosen out of 50 teams of 220 young people between 14 and 24 years of age applying at the open call announced in October by UNICEF and the Foundation Telekom for Macedonia, intended for young innovators in the inclusion of children and young people with disabilities.

The ten teams are set to work on the challenge “How can digital technology contribute for more active inclusion of children and young people with disabilities in education and everyday life.”

Teams had already started work at pre-workshops, where they had been introduced to the basics of assistive technology and digital inclusion, and formulated their ideas to be developed in the next two weeks.

“The workshops that will take place December 13-15, 2019, will choose the best 5 ideas and award them with funds and mentor support. In June 2020, the best 2 solutions from the finals in the country will enter the Generation Unlimited 2019/20 Youth Challenge, taking place in over 40 countries worldwide,” UNICEF and Foundation Telekom organizers said.

The Foundation Telekom for Macedonia and UNICEF announced their partnership in June 2109, encouraged by the need to reduce the digital gap and use of technology for equal inclusion of children and young people with disabilities in digital society.