Thursday, February 01, 2007

Mobile Phone helps Indians learn English alphabets

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In India, 59.5% of total population is literate (definition: people of age 15 and over who can read and write). Male population is 70.2% literate while Female population is 48.3% literate (Data Source: cia.gov).
Now when more than 40% population is illiterate, government agencies are trying their best & are spending huge amounts to make people literate through various education programs. Now here is a surprising report that government might have achieved targets faster by simply sponsoring cellular mobile-phones among the illiterate masses.

Interestingly, many people living in Ranchi in Bihar State of India, have learned to identify English alphabets by using their mobile phones and are effectively putting their knowledge of English to use in different spheres of life. Claiming the trend is positive, a Ranchi Women's College sociologist said fast learning comes from the social laboratory. Read more.........Mobiles fuel literacy drive

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