Future Brilliance Benjamin Phelan on Digital Literacy in Afghanistan
Benjamin Phelan is the Head of Innovation & Technology for Future Brilliance Afghanistan Organization, and an expert in online educational media. In this video, he discusses the Digital Literacy Initiative, whose goal is to equip young Afghan men and women with solar-powered computer tablets and train them in their use of social media, mobile money, online business, and e-learning. He believes that using the recent technologies gives the opportunity to Afghan youth to open a new door in their lives. Afghanistan is an isolated country because of its mountainous geographical situation, and also culturally and politically. It is difficult for its citizens to cross the borders so they need a virtual way to connect with people around the world, which also provides them with a new a way to learn.