Creating a better tomorrow: innovative technology aids people around the world

From Ghana to Haiti, these technological advancements are changing the way we view humanitarian aid.
Frances Etornam Goba, 10, learning coding with instructor Josephine Eshun. Photo courtesy of World ORT

The global community is currently navigating the realities of living with advanced technology. Innovators have a unique opportunity to use their creations for positive change. As technology advances in leaps and bounds, so does its ability to solve problems in new and fascinating ways. The application of these developing technologies can be useful for solving issues affecting people all over the world. Check out the most recent ways technology was used for good below.

Technology Lessens Disability Struggles
Disabled individuals consistently have trouble completing certain day-to-day tasks. Children with disabilities often struggle to engage in common childhood activities like drawing and playing. A prosthetic device has emerged that enables these children to draw, play and eat independently by having 3D-printed hand support. Similar assistive technologies that are affordable and accessible have been developed to provide systemic solutions to systemic problems. Read about the teams that created these devices here.

Technology Permits Progress
Additionally, technology is able to contribute to world aid by accelerating education programs and empowering students. The World ORT Science Journey organization helped teach STEM and coding to underprivileged women in Ghana where it is crucial for women to receive help in achieving educational equity.

Technology Saves Lives
Technological devices have also proven to provide protection to people in threatening circumstances. Inovytec created the SALI first-aid system which helps to guide bystanders to take action in a situation where someone is experiencing a cardiac or medical emergency. This technology accompanies people who wish to help each other in stressful and life-determining scenarios.

Technology Provides Relief
Another company aims to equip people with necessary resources to survive. NUFiltration was able to aid civilians in Haiti after the earthquake in 2021 by providing access to clean water. Communities affected by the tragic event were devastated; fortunately, NUFiltration’s innovative technology was able to contribute to disaster recovery efforts.

Each of the organizations we mentioned were founded in Israel. After initial tests and pilots at home, they were able to expand and reach larger and farther populations to offer their services. Israelis work to globalize their successful techniques in order to assist and advance societies worldwide, especially when trouble strikes. To read more articles on Israel’s focus on world aid, as well as past and current humanitarian efforts, check out: https://www.israel21c.org/topic/social-action/.

Groundbreaking Israel content is developed by ISRAEL21c’s Digital Ambassadors.

Gillian Duffalo, a Digital Ambassador for the Groundbreaking Israel World Aid Team, is a sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania majoring in Communications and minoring in Consumer Psychology and Cognitive Science. Her experience includes brand positioning and marketing for nonprofits and private organizations. She is passionate about social impact and expanding target audiences.

Yael Kirschner, a Digital Ambassador for the Groundbreaking Israel World Aid Team, is a senior at The City College of New York, majoring in Psychology. She has passions for Israel, writing and learning new things!

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