Ashoka Fellow
India
Fellow Since 2008
    This description of Hilmi Quraishi's work was prepared when Hilmi Quraishi was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2008.
    Introduction
    The use of mobile gaming for the dual purpose of education and entertainment is a new idea in India. Hilmi Quraishi is using mobile telephony to bring important public health messages to the masses. He envisages the widest and deepest reach through the mobile phone, the computer, and the internet—the technology tools of the future—to combat various health and other critical social problems by delivering useful knowledge products in the form of games.
    The New Idea
    The Problem
    The Strategy
    The Person

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