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Director UNESCO Islamabads Visit to Haripur, 10th July, 2012

UNESCO Islamabad along with its partners (Nokia, Mobilink & Dhaka Ahsania Mission Pakistan) is executing a Project on "Mobile-based Post Literacy Programme" in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. 20 Adult Literacy Centres have been
established in Haripur & Charsadda (KP). Director, UNESCO Islamabad (Ms. Kozue Kay Nagata, Ph.D) with other relevant UNESCO staff visited Haripur on 10th July, 2012 to meet the community members, teachers and learners as part of the monitoring and evaluation of the project, building on the achievements and best practices, to identify gaps and the best way to take the project on scale with innovation. The visit was part of midterm assessment of learners, along with distribution Nokia phone sets to the learners and laptops to the teachers. An event was organized in Government Girls High School located at Pehrari (UC: Pind Hashim Khan), District Haripur. Read more...

UNESCO joins hands with NOKIA for Mobile Education Program

UNESCO has collaborated with Nokia to launch Mobile Learning Project for Teacher's Professional Development in Pakistan in the presence of senior government officials, Nokia representatives and UNESCO representatives.
As part of this program, UNESCO and Nokia are joining hands, where Nokia is providing its mobile phones and its application "Nokia Education Delivery (NED)" for UNESCO's project on 'use of ICT for professional development of public school teachers' in remote areas. Read more...
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Mobile-based Literacy Programme

The project aimed to address the literacy retention issues among the youth population. As a strategy to keep their interest in literacy, the project resorts to the idea that mobile phones are becoming an indispensable means of communication among youth everywhere in the world including Pakistan.

The key idea of the project is to use mobiles as a tool for delivering post-literacy materials to youth literates. Messages containing pedagogically correct, but fun and interesting, topics will be sent to post-literates.

The programme has two parts. In the first, Adolescent girls will receive interesting and informative text messages daily in Urdu and are expected to respond.

The second part of the programme includes evaluation every month to assess literates' gains knowledge, interactive exercises and additional resources.
 

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Mobile Literacy Programme