Indian Women Learn Alphabets on Handsets

Kendra Srivastava – Mobiledia – Wednesday,  04 Jauuary 2012 (originally published 03 Jan)

Indian woman listens to handset while working
Image: Kendra Srivastava/Mobiledia

Rural Indian women are learning alphabets on their cell phones, as they continue to use mobile technology to expand their empowerment outside the home.

Over one thousand women have started reading English and other languages with the help of their phones and an NGO called Mahila Shakti Pratish, translated as the Women Strength Foundation.

Mahila Shakti, sponsored by the Human Welfare Association (HWA), has connected women with mobile phones, education centers and self-help groups in 33 villages since April . . .

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