Social Innovation in Practice: The Case of the Fe y Alegría Project for Educational Inclusion of Children with Disabilities in Ecuador

Humphreys, Maria Olivia;
Sep 2014
Based on the experience of the Inter-American Development Bank's I-Lab with a technology-based project for the inclusion of children with disabilities in a poor neighborhood in Ecuador, this paper discusses the need to involve the final beneficiaries in innovation processes aimed at promoting social impact, that is, social innovation. Through intensive fieldwork with children with disabilities, impressive results were obtained and measured, yielding critical answers to the question of what critical elements are needed for technology to be effective when addressing social issues.