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Worldreader Pushes Digital Literacy in Sub-Saharan Africa

Posted February 12th, 2016 at 10:25 am (UTC-4)
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Mobile technology has put digital books in the hands of people in developing regions who otherwise have limited reading resources. But millions of schoolchildren in places like Africa still have few or no books to help them develop reading and writing skills. Worldreader aims to change that. Focusing mainly on Sub-Saharan Africa, Worldreader is a non-profit […]

Q&A: UNESCO Takes Literacy Fight to Mobile

Posted September 12th, 2014 at 2:46 pm (UTC-4)
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Cellphones and mobile devices are opening up new avenues to improve people’s lives, particularly among the illiterate. And the United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO) has been working to harness that mobile power for its literacy programs. In a chat with TECHtonics, Fengchun Miao, Chief of UNESCO’s ICT Education Unit in Paris […]