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Teaching parents (literate or not) phonics by phone to help their children to read at home is a laudable idea. For parents (middle/low-income) who have the time (and means) to do this, it's a great way to give children the foundation at home before they start formal schooling.
I can imagine how excited parents will be to know that their phones can teach them how to read, in the first place. It will also be exciting for parents to know that as 'unprofessional teachers', they can employ the same strategies that are available to professional teachers for teaching reading.
From my experience of working with some Ghanaian basic school teachers, their challenges with teaching and learning phonics is evident. However, sometimes, it is embarrassing for teachers to admit or reveal that they can't teach phonics. Learning and teaching phonics independently and interactively in the comfort of one's home (or wherever) will save the teacher a lot of struggle and embarrassment.
I hope the many Ghanaian languages will be catered for in this, and that there will be a way to track those who will use this facility, for the sake of coaching and mentoring. I can't wait to see how it goes!