How can we make sure that new innovations are truly benefiting children? What is the point of great innovations if no one uses them in the end? Can we even call them innovations? These were few of the questions raised by PDP and IDBM students from Aalto who are working with Helsinki University and Makerere University from Uganda. The student teams started their first field work period in Northern Uganda in November 2014.
The student’s work is part of UNICEF-Academia-Private sector – project. The students work together with primary school children in Northern Uganda and their aim is to jointly create innovations tackling water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) issues in schools.
Continue reading in: http://unicefstories.org/2014/12/18/innovating-alongside-the-end-user/
Follow the students’ work: http://wash14.wordpress.com/
Photo by Antti Surma-Aho