ABF Break the Barriers Workshop

“New educational technologies to support hospital schools: the approach of the ABF Digital Lab”


The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) was established in 2003 as a research center at the Economics Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Since then, it has grown into a global network of researchers who use randomized evaluations to answer critical policy questions in the fight against poverty.

J-PAL’s mission is to reduce poverty by ensuring that policy is based on scientific evidence, and research is translated into action. We do this through three main activities:



The Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory – known as CSAIL ­– is the largest research laboratory at MIT and one of the world’s most important centers of information technology research.

CSAIL and its members have played a key role in the computer revolution.



Opened in Boston in 1861 by the geologist William Barton Rogers who was its first rector, MIT, at first dedicated to applied industrial research, has grown into 5 schools and 32 departments administering undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

The school of science includes degree courses in biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, earth sciences, meteorology and astronomy.



The Italian Pediatric Hospitals Association (AOPI) is a non-profit association that was established in 2005 on the basis of free, voluntary aggregation that aims to coordinate initiatives to promote the cultural, scientific and managerial development of highly specialized care facilities dedicated to the maternal and child area and the developmental age.


I strongly believe that love does justice. And it is for this simple reason that we are all responsible for building a better world. Since love energizes faith, the opposite must also be true. The amazing lives we have been gifted, offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give the less fortunate a better future and opportunities.- Andrea Bocelli