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In the University of Toronto’s Newsletter, Noreen Ahmed-Ullah, reports on the QR-based “talking stickers” that are competing for the Clinton Global Initiative’s annual Hult Prize, and which are sparking the interest of the media, business partners and educational organizations. Ms. Ahmed-Ullah was a reporter at the Chicago Tribune for 12 years and has written about education in the suburbs, reported on the war in Afghanistan and the tribal areas of Pakistan.  She now lives in and writes about Toronto, Canada and its citizens.

Talking stickers: U of T Engineering alumni enter finals for Hult Prize

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By Noreen Ahmed-Ullah | U of T Engineering News | 9/21/15

With a week left before Hult Prize finals at the Clinton Global Initiative’s annual meeting, U of T’s Team Attollo is gaining momentum, finding partners in India and Africa and picking up interest from educational organizations.

The innovation driving all the excitement? That’s “talking stickers”, the system created by the team of engineers and neuroscientists to improve literacy for impoverished children around the world.

One of only six teams left from more than 20,000 entrants in the world’s largest student competition on global challenges, the social entrepreneurs developed a handheld scanner called ollo which uses stickers with QR codes to bring words to life through songs, nursery rhymes and short stories. It’s been attracting media attention locally and in developing countries around the world where they’ve been testing the product.

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QR codes are at the center of Team Atollo’s hopes to reduce illiteracy and help families in the developing world. With the QR-coded stickers, stories, songs and even instructions can be pre-recorded to help the user whenever they scan the code.  The team is also using their QR-driven stickers to help families understand child nutrition and how to properly use products in different dialects and languages.

What QR Codes for Nonprofits Can Do For Your Organization

QR codes can enhance the effectiveness of all of your offline fundraising campaigns, from direct mail to event flyers and signage, because they provide your organization an additional way to reach supporters, volunteers and donors.

You can easily create a QR code that links to your mobile-friendly fundraising form from within your MobileCause account. The code can then be added to every type of printed collateral your organization produces, like your direct mail pieces. Now when your supporter receives your postcard or letter they have new, fast and easy way to connect with your cause.

Include a call to action with your QR code that highlights how easy it is for your supporters to simply scan the QR code, get to your fundraising page and make a donation right from their mobile phone.

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