Earlier today, one of Uganda's largest refugee camps reported their first COVID-19 cases. Unfortunately, internet access and accurate, scalable information about COVID-19 is extremely limited in many refugee camps.

What it does

Using Arist, learners with limited internet access can now immediately access an up-to-date COVID-19 course.

To access on WhatsApp:

Text 1001 to +1 415-915-7741 Envía 1011 al +1 415-915-7741 Textez 1021 au +1415-915-7741 أرسل 1031 إلى +1 415-915-7741

Many thanks to Pyramid Learning for creating and translating this course.

How we built it

We created a tool that lets users access an existing Arist text message course by texting a code to a number -- to expedite learning for hard-hit regions, the tool also automatically sends all course content at once.

Challenges we ran into


Accomplishments that we're proud of

Problem -> full solution deployment in 3 hours.

What we learned


What's next for Arist for Refugees

Launching it in refugee camps ASAP.

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