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Flying Colors

place Uganda

Tech-enabled, project-based learning to build foundational skills in emergencies and crisis contexts

37% of the world cannot access the Internet, and for learners in these areas, there are also fewer opportunities to benefit from project-based learning approaches and technology can be a strong enabler. Flying Colors leverages technology to implement project-based learning to build skills and knowledge acquisition facilitated through real-life experiences, all in low-resource environments.



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Target group
Students basic
June 2024
Reduce gaps in foundational skills for the hundreds of millions of learners around the world, and equip them with the skills to identify and solve problems in their own community.

About the innovation

Why did you create this innovation?

We are in the midst of a learning crisis that is deeply impacting marginalized learners in low-resource environments. Further, nearly 40 percent of the world does not have access to Internet connectivity to support their learning journey. There are overall fewer opportunities for students to participate in project-based learning and build foundational skills.

What does your innovation look like in practice?

Through the Kolibri Learning Platform, the teacher will have access to facilitation guides and data dashboard tools to support personalized and differentiated instruction in real-time for learners, without the need for the Internet. At the beginning of class, the teacher will direct learners to the Kolibri Learning Platform to start with a short video and an exercise on a particular math concept. After watching the video and mastering the exercise at their own pace, learners will participate in a group project to solve a real-world problem, facilitated by the teacher. The session then ends with an interactive closing reflection circle that builds empathy amongst the members of the class. Learners can also use Kolibri on their own, complete lessons/quizzes tailored to their individual levels, and monitor their own progress. Teachers utilize real-time activity data to adapt their next classes, tailored to each learner's needs.

How has it been spreading?

Kolibri is designed to support organic adoption by organizations on their own, without requiring LE’s direct involvement. Through this approach, Kolibri has reached at least 3 million learners across known installations in 220+ countries and territories. Kolibri’s existing model – combining the technology, how it is distributed and adopted, and the way it’s supported – is a key lever to enable this idea to reach millions more users. This organic adoption is also facilitated by the Kolibri Edtech Toolkit (, which contains educator support and training materials, hardware guides, and documentation to support use of Kolibri in formal and nonformal learning environments, at home on one’s own, and in emergency and crisis contexts.

If I want to try it, what should I do?

Explore Kolibri, our open source and free platform, and access our open library of resources, including the Flying Colors curriculum and training pack.

Implementation steps

Explore Kolibri
Visit our Kolibri demo site ( to explore the features of the Kolibri Learning Platform, and browse content from the Kolibri Library in the online catalog (
Understand how to set up Kolibri
Read through our hardware guide ( to understand what kind of setup is needed to implement and install Kolibri. The Kolibri Toolkit ( includes documentation and guidance on how to install, implement, and train others with Kolibri.
Download Kolibri and test it in your learning environment
Download Kolibri ( - it can be downloaded on any server device, you can find the latest version here. Procure the required hardware for your implementation and test Kolibri in your learning setting.
Import the Flying Colors curriculum channel onto your Kolibri device
The Flying Colors curriculum channel includes the project-based learning student resources and lesson guides in the form of audio, video, games, and exercises.
Train on how to use Kolibri
Train yourself, others, and your learners on how to use Kolibri. You can adapt and customize the Training Pack found in the Kolibri Toolkit.
Share your stories!
Ask questions, share feedback and post your stories on our Community Forum (! We would love to hear from you as we continue to build out future versions of Flying Colors, guided by your inputs.

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