The DSH Voice Forum
: We work with rural and urban slum schools in need of help, many of which are isolated single-teacher schools that lack training and expertise. We are building a virtual voice forum that allows these teachers to share with peers elsewhere and better trained counterparts in good urban schools. Such a forum allows the teachers to seek advice, receive feedback, share experiences, conduct virtual student and teacher activities. We must accomplish this in a resource-constrained environment that has no smart phones, no Internet, no computers. We discuss how we build the forum with only "dumb" phones and "phone radio boxes" that derive their "smartness" from connections with voice servers in the "cloud."