FOR THE WORLD’S MOST VULNERABLE POPULATIONS, KNOWLEDGE IS A TOOL TO TRANSFORM LIVES

The Amplio Talking Book enables governments and global development organizations to share knowledge with the world’s hardest to reach communities.

FOR The World’s most vulnerable populations, knowledge is a tool to TRANSFORM LIVES.

The Amplio Talking Book enables governments and global partners to share knowledge with the world’s hardest to reach communties.

An inclusive digital device to reach and empower vulnerable communities

Amplio’s technology enables governments and development organizations to amplify their reach in rural remote areas. With the Amplio Talking Book, our partners can overcome barriers such as low-literacy, lack of electricity or Internet, and gender inequalities that can limit access to information.  

750

MILLION people are illiterate

800

MILLION farmers live on less than $1.90 a day

1.3

BILLION live without electricity

750

MILLION people are illiterate

800

MILLION farmers live on less than $1.90 a day

1.3

BILLION live without electricity

Bridging the digital divide

Our solution is built around the Amplio Talking Book—a rugged, battery-powered audio device for low-literate adults and youth. With the Talking Book, users can select and play messages on demand and record their feedback. A built-in speaker allows families and groups to listen and learn together.

Learn about Talking Book technology.

Amplify your reach

Use Talking Books to expand your reach and share information with low-literate people in rural remote, off-grid communities.

SHARE KNOWLEDGE

Provide access to hours of relevant audio content that listeners can access on demand in their local language.

ANALYZE AND IMPROVE

Collect usage data and user feedback to monitor program engagement, identify issues and trends, and update content.

“Ingeniously engineered (and re-engineered) to meet specific needs and usage scenarios in very poor communities.”

 

Michael Trucano, Senior ICT and Education Policy Specialist, World Bank

“The Talking Book’s simplicity is its greatest achievement. In an oral culture where words carry so much weight . . . it lends a unique and previously unattainable benefit to these communities.”

Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship

“An innovative digital technology to influence behaviors that impact the lives and opportunities of the most vulnerable children.”

 

Susan Namondo Nigong,
UNICEF Ghana Country Director (2013-2017)

“Our community health volunteers are delivering consistent, quality health information more efficiently and effectively.”

 

Catherine Mesianto Lengewe, Technical and Strategy Director,
Centre for Behavior Change and Communication

News and Stories

Amplio welcomes four new members to board of directors

Amplio welcomes four new members to board of directors

Four new members bring strategic leadership and experience in global development, technology, and social enterprise to Amplio’s board of directors. They are dedicated to building capacity for the world’s most vulnerable populations. We’re grateful for the guidance, enthusiasm, and expertise.

How Talking Books help bridge the gender gap

How Talking Books help bridge the gender gap

At Amplio, we often get asked, “Why Talking Books? Why not mobile phones?” The reality is that, in last-mile communities, many women still don’t own mobile phones or have the literacy skills to access print or digital information regarding their own health, safety, and wellbeing.

Reaching media-dark communities during lockdown

Reaching media-dark communities during lockdown

Last spring, when we went into lockdown, the Amplio Ghana team camp up with a plan. They partnered with Ghana Health Service to conduct a public health campaign in the poorest and most under-resourced rural communities in the Upper West Region.

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