Updated Nov 29, 2018


Dost Education

Dost Education is a nonprofit that empowers parents of any literacy level to take charge of their child's education.

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Sneha Sheth

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Stage 4: Transition to Scale

Dost helps parents of any literacy level improve their child's learning outcomes through audio content delivered through mobile phones. Dost has launched in India, where the need for high quality early childhood education is urgent and access to mobile phones is high. In 2018, Dost will expand to new languages and regions. Since the beta launch in 2017 with 300 users, Dost has grown to impact over 10,000 parents through a network of Dost Champions and strategic partnerships with schools, companies and NGOs.

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Education, Gender and Technology

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Innovation Description

Dost, or “Friend” in multiple languages, is a mobile platform that helps low-income moms in developing countries engage in their child’s education. Through short, prerecorded voice messages delivered via a call to feature mobile phones, Dost offers parents a low-cost and highly scalable approach to access the knowledge they crave and unleash their child’s potential. Dost is unique because it delivers action-oriented content to functionally illiterate moms through the technology already in their hands.


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