by Russell Southwood (@BalancingActAfr) Ronda Zelezny-Green, PhD student at Royal Holloway, worldreaderUniversity of London talks about her research on a group of girl students at a school in Nairobi using mobile app Worldreader.

The interview covers: what Worldreader is; the school where the research was carried out; how the girls used the app over time; using the app to get sex education information; the difficulties girls have with getting enough time for homework; and the need for localised text books on Worldreader.

Smart Monkey TV logoRussell Southwood (@BalancingActAfr) is the founder of Balancing Act and the web TV channel Smart Monkey TV (@SmartMonkeyTV), and has been an analyst in telecoms, internet and broadcast in Africa for the last 15 years. Smart Monkey TV aims to capture the energy at the crossroads between African culture and technology. MarkLives is syndicating content from Smart Monkey TV on a weekly basis for the column “Smart Africa TV”.— MarkLives’ round-up of top ad and media industry news and opinion in your mailbox every Monday and Thursday. Sign up here!

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