Using Texting to Increase Literacy in Afghanistan

Mar 27, 2013

We Have Started Another Literacy Class

We here at Creating Hope International (CHI) and the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) would like to thank all of you for your donations which have enabled the Afghan Institute of Learning to open its first literacy class in 2013 using mobile phones to text.  

We launched our mobile literacy class  in one of our learning centers this month. Based on the positive results of our classes in 2012, we are expecting similar results from this class.  This year’s students are very excited about becoming literate, expanding their minds and learning to text using mobile phones. A girl, who was involved in the 2012 mobile literacy program, describes her experiences below: 

“First I want to write that I am happy that I can read and write at the end of the class. This is a big success for me. Now I feel a big change came in my life during the last four months and I want to list these changes: Before four months I couldn’t read the literacy books, newspapers, and AIL magazines. Now I am able to read them. Before the mobile literacy class I didn’t know how to use a phone or how to write a message. Now I have self-confidence and I decided to go to the regular school next year. Before this class I didn’t have books and magazines in my house, and now I have three books and eleven magazines and I keep them in a small library. This shows that I am one of the eager students of this class. Now I am full of love for knowledge.” 

We hope to hear many more of these kinds of stories in the coming months. Thanks to your donations, you have made this a possibility. Thank you!


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Toc Dunlap

Executive Director
Dearborn, MI United States

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