Lukas Winfield

After graduating, Lukas Winfield spent the summer with the Asia Foundation designing a smart phone app that provides high quality early grade reading content for Skaw Karen children in Northern Thailand who lack books at home in their mother tongue, but have access to smart phones. 


Lukas also assisted in the design of browser-based translation tool that simplifies and facilitates the complex task of translating existing open access reading materials into local languages by utilizing teachers and community members. Both the reading app and translation tool are meant to complement work by local NGOs to promote household reading. 


Currently Lukas is part of a research team working with All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development, a collaborative effort of USAID, Australian Aid, and World Vision to leverage technology and science to improve early grade literacy skills. As the All Children Reading partnership wraps up in 2017, the review will assist the sponsoring agencies in conceptualizing next steps for their partnership and avenues for the three organizations to continue working together.




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