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MILLEE: Education and Mobile Phone Games

Mobile and Immersive Learning for Literacy in Emerging Economies (MILLEE), a non-profit organization uses mobile phone games to improve literacy skills in emerging countries.  Founded in 2004, MILLEE develops human-centred, immersive and enjoyable language learning mobile games which are modelled after the traditional games children play in the community. In India, MILLEE is using mobile games to impart English literacy skills to the poor children attending public schools. Mobile phones have also facilitated out-of-school learning.

Girl Em(power)ment: Laurel Touby, Leslie Harris and Sheila Krumholz Speak with Changemakers about Women, Tools and Technology

In case you missed the Changemakers.com Twitterview podcasts with Mediabistro founder Laurel Touby, Center for Democracy + Technology CEO Leslie Harris and Center for Responsive Politics Executive Director Sheila Krumholz this week, we've got them posted here on Ashoka.org for your perusal!

They are all part of the Women | Tools | Technology competition, so make sure to read the entries and cast your vote to decide the winners!

Crowd Sourcing for Maternal Health

As mobile and web technologies become increasingly accessible to those living in remote poverty around the world, the potential to expand access to health care to underserved populations becomes ever more real.