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Afghan women learn literacy through mobile phones

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Afghan women sit in a class and study using a mobile phone in Kabul on November 3, 2012. Afghanistan has launched a new literacy program that enables Afghan women mostly deprived from basic education during decades of war to learn to read and write using a mobile phone. The phone is called Ustad Mobile (Mobile Teacher) and provides courses in both national languages, Dari and Pashtu, as well as mathematics. Read the full story.

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