OpenIDEO is an open innovation platform. Join our global community to solve big challenges for social good. Sign Up / Login or Learn more


CareCrate produces care packages that include products and a picture book that provides information.

Photo of Tammi Chen

Written by

What specific problem(s) are you trying to address?

Provide education to everyone, even those who are illiterate. This project is going to focus on the community where feminine product and birth control is hard to come by.

What are some of your unanswered questions about the problem(s) you are working to address?

Production of the books. How to distribute it.

Explain Your Idea

Trying to inform the adolescent about the sexual and reproductive process through pictures. They should learn to about their bodies and how they work. The picture book is meant for anyone who wants to read it. I decided to use pictures because it does not set up a barrier for those who are illiterate.

Name the three most important ways that your idea will address your identified problem(s).

Provide information. Provide products. Education on self-care.

How is your idea unique?

It does not require literacy. The care package allows the adolescent to learn privately. Sometimes it can be uncomfortable to talk about this topic. All the paper and cardboard will come from recycled materials which can cut down cost and increase production.

What are some outstanding concerns or questions that you have regarding your idea?

How the picture will look.

Who are your end users?

Adolescents in underprivileged areas, those who are affected by the war, or areas where females are not able to get an education.

Where will your idea be implemented?

  • Afghanistan
  • Bangladesh
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Ethiopia
  • Iraq
  • Kenya
  • Liberia
  • Pakistan
  • Rwanda
  • Uganda
  • Zimbabwe

What is the primary type of emergency setting where your innovation would operate?

  • Armed conflict
  • Other

Tell us more about you.

I am an individual looking for an organization to collaborate on this idea.

Organizational Characteristics

  • Women-led organization
  • Youth-led organization
  • Displaced person / refugee-led organization
  • International/global organization

What is the current scale of your proposed innovation?

  • Still in planning phase and does not exist yet

Experience in Implementation Country(ies)

  • No, not yet.

Expertise in Sector

  • Have not worked in sector, but excited to learn more.

Organization Location

Richmond, VA

What is your organizational status?

  • Other

What is the maturity of your innovation?

  • Early Stage Innovation: exploring my innovation, refining, researching, and gathering inspiration.


Join the conversation:

Photo of Terrill Thorne

I think pictures allow others to see things in a different perspective than words. In the United States, sexual education is not taught with as much importance as it should be compared to else where in the world. I think numerous people counter themselves in situations that they weren't aware could happen because of not being educated on the particular topic.

View all comments