Without early learning experiences and support for cognitive development, UNESCO estimates that more than 250 million primary school children cannot read, write or do basic math. Dost, or “Friend” in multiple languages, is a mobile platform that aims to break the cycle of illiteracy by empowering moms to deliver early literacy experiences to their kids. Through short, prerecorded voice messages delivered via an automated call to mobile phones, Dost enables all moms to give their kids intellectual stimulation using evidence-based approaches.