SOURCE: Cisco Systems Inc.DESCRIPTION:
Jara aims to empower all individuals to attain quality education without losing cultural roots. According to the company, "Jara," in fact, means "root" in the Nepali language. Jara's main focus is in Nepal after the 2015 earthquake displaced many citizens and schools were torn down.
Jara has developed the Jara Unit, a low-cost, personal crank and solar powered tablet that teaches geographically custom education to refugees and those in disaster/conflict-affected regions, without requiring access to a classroom.
Discover how the Jara Unit works here.
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Tweet me: .@CiscoCSR highlights the great work of former #GlobalProblemSolver Challenge finalist @JoinJara and their mission to use technology to make #education accessible to #refugees & those in disaster areas. Learn more about the GPS Challenge here: http://bit.ly/2V6g6g3
KEYWORDS: Global Problem Solver Challenge, Cisco, Jara, NASDAQ:CSCO