by CHOICE Humanitarian in partnership with Microsoft Edge
An innovative way to teach language and literacy and empower women living in extreme poverty.
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Accent is an educational tool.
Education is a tool to end extreme poverty.

We invest in women...

because women make up two-thirds of illiterate adults in every region globally.

When mothers can read...

children are more likely to attend school and household poverty is reduced.

What does Accent do?

Accent is a flexible browser-based learning platform that meets the needs of communities in remote and extreme environments. Here are some of the things that make Accent unique.

  • Accent works with or without an active internet connection. It can be installed on a local network or even a single computer and synchronize content and reports when online.
  • It has a unique design that targets adult learners and individuals with limited technology experience.
  • It is language agnostic and designed to facilitate learning that crosses language barriers.

Who is Accent for?

Our first course simultaneously teaches language and literacy to women, and we’re expanding to other members of the Chulac community in remote Guatemala. But we’re just getting started!

  • Accent is for communities and organizations. It can be used to create and deploy all kinds of digital learning in the most remote or extreme environments.
  • Accent is for content creators and educators. It includes a content editor so that experts can easily create custom courses and lessons.
  • Look for Accent to grow as more courses are added, as well as more communities and countries.

Get in touch if a unique learning tool like this would make a difference in your organization or community.

Get involved

If you are interested in helping more women achieve their goals of learning to read, write and speak in order to lift themselves out of extreme poverty, there are many ways you can help. Here are a few ideas:


  • Donate to help us hire additional mentors
  • Help us purchase additional solar chargers
  • Sponsor continuing education for the motivated women who have completed the Accent language learning curriculum
  • Educate women living on less than $1.90 a day by giving $1.90 today


  • Program/code additional learning activities (open source software)
  • Design/develop additional content
  • Translation (we're currently working with Spanish and Q’eqchi’ but our future plans include other languages as well)
  • Join our 2018 Accent expedition to Guatemala

Take Action

  • Integrate this program into your organization’s literacy initiatives
  • Use this program to develop your own classes
  • Help expand this program to additional languages and/or environments
  • Fundraise (get in touch using the form below)

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