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The simple phone that could teach Afghans to read

Duration: 02:36

About 75% of adults in Afghanistan are illiterate.

To help improve literacy, the country's ministry of education has distributed 5,000 laptops to schools in Kabul and other areas for the One Laptop Per Child project, but with so many people to teach other options will also be required.

BBC Click's Spencer Kelly reports on a how a simple "candy bar" style phone, owned by many Afghans, could help teach people to read and write.

Available since: Mon 31 Mar 2014

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Click 22/03/2014 GMT

This week we have an educational special.

First broadcast: 22 Mar 2014

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