How can I best help the poor? Could I survive as a refugee? The British website Training Zone picked five mobile learning apps that help you answer these questions and teach you more about people in difficult circumstances.
- My Life as a Refugee — You choose to be Amika, Paulo or Merita, refugee children facing the loss of their homes and families and forced to make quick decisions in response to danger.
- One Today — If you could afford $1 a day to help alleviate poverty, where would you send it? This app introduces you to a new cause or charity each day.
- Instead — Already know where you want to donate your money, but wish you could give more? This app shows you simple steps that could help you save enough to make a bigger difference.
- Save the Children Earthquake Response — Ever wonder what it would be like to be the first to respond to a disaster? Learn to identify the most pressing needs and to allocate scarce resources (water, shelter or medicine) with this app.
- DataFinder Apps — Maybe, instead of role-playing, you want to know the hard facts about poverty, health or other global challenges. These World Bank apps give you the data and come in handy for schoolwork or reports.