Shaping the Future Education through Mobile Phones:  

Karachi – 3rd July 2012: Nokia as well as UNESCO Pakistan are honored
to unveiling a basic literacy application named eTaleem for Nokia phones.
ETaleem allows people to with no trouble access lessons for Urdu reading,
phonetics, word synthesis, sentence making, and basic math. ETaleem app has
been developed by Lakson Business Solutions for Nokia as a component to the
UNESCO Project “Mobile Literacy training for Literacy Training of Rural Female
Adults”. The application can be downloaded on the most reasonable Nokia S40
devices (list of devices available on the link mentioned below in the last of
this informative article). 

e-taleem UNESCO Pakistan
According to the most up-to-date Pakistan Social and Living
Standards Measurement (PSLM) Survey 2010-11, the literacy rate across the
country is 58 percent, with lower rates in rural areas for women. Using a mobile
phone as a learning tool via the UNESCO project can speed up the literacy level
The knowledge and learning piece of content to Nokia’s eTaleem app
is based on UNESCO’s learning DVDs designed also tested in community learning
centers all over Pakistan. By enabling access to the high-quality educational
material via reasonably priced mobile phones, Nokia broadens the reach of the
UNESCO pieces of training to rural areas, supporting continued learning after
the community classes’ attendance comes to an end.  
“We are appreciative of Nokia enabling access to our contents of
basic literacy via a modern mobile phone application. It is a great prospect
for our post-literate learners, as using this application on the mobile phone as
well as in the Urdu language, will keep them together with reading besides
writing skills and making literacy abilities related to 21st-century life
demands,” said Kozue Kay Nagata, Director, also Representative of UNESCO
carrying out the mobile learning element, the program increased
the Government Sectors’ support, with the Literacy Department of Punjab as well
as the Education Department of Ministry of Capital Administration Development
as new partners to the enterprise for higher literacy perception in Pakistan.
“To institutionalize our literacy project in the system, we must upgrade our
project to the government sector, with the intention that a larger number of
users can benefit from the project in the upcoming future”, added the Director
of UNESCO Pakistan.  
“Mobile learning can develop and enhance learning opportunities
for all. In inaccessible areas or places where accessing education materials
can be complicated, Nokia tools such as eTaleem or Nokia Education Delivery – which
are both, used within the UNESCO project – can bridge the digital divide. These
mobile learning tools host a great potential to make a real dissimilarity in
people’s lives, giving them easy access to quality education” says Ulrike Vott,
Nokia’s Regional Sustainability Manager for the Middle East and Africa.  
Presently, 2500 adult female learners in rural districts of Punjab
and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa KPK are using the eTaleem application as part of their
six-6 month’s literacy training. For the period of the past few months, the
UNESCO Project used an additional Nokia solution – the Nokia Education Delivery
to instruct and train 70 teachers in 7 districts supporting their specialized
development. Nokia is providing the mobile learning modernizations to UNESCO as
part of the organizations’ global partnership: UNESCO and Nokia joined hands to
progress towards meeting one of the United Nation’s Millennium Goals
-“Education for All”. 
The complete list of compatible devices, Installation Procedure,
and the eTaleem application can be downloaded from this site: