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Edtech for good: the entrepreneurs improving literacy

Feb 01, 2017 - The Guardian (London)

Around 12% of the global population is functionally illiterate, and the effects go way beyond the inability to read a newspaper article, impacting everything from employability to self-esteem.

It's a problem that governments, charities and educational organisations around the world have spent huge amounts of effort trying to combat, but with illiteracy rates remaining stagnant since 2000, it's time for a new approach: educational technology (edtech).

Edtech offers a range of opportun...