Quality materials are an essential ingredient to quality learning experiences. However, despite significant efforts by governments and the international community to produce and distribute learning resources, often times, students in many countries lack books and supplemental learning materials. Simply put, students and their teachers are not always receiving the materials they are supposed to have.
All Children Reading launched the Tracking and Tracing Books prize competition. The competition called for innovations to track books destined to schools in developing countries, allowing stakeholders, ranging from parents to teachers and the Ministry of Education, to quickly and easily access tracking information. Experience in developing countries suggests that when communities know what books are to be delivered and when, they will advocate for on-time delivery. But they rarely have this information and even when they do, they are not able to track books while in transit. My goal was to design a centralized information system that allowed the management and monitoring of shipments while notifying communities on tracking details of book deliveries.