In developed countries, tablets and e-readers have become the solution to large, heavy textbooks. But for Philippine public schools students, even the cheapest model is worth morethan what their families make in a month.
In fact, the only gadgets most own are one or two old analog mobiles phones, used mainly for texting. This is tragic because they're the ones who need a textbook alternative the most.
TXTBKS targets public school kids, many of whom belong to families who cannot afford e-readers. These kids usually walk miles to go to school carrying in some cases as many as 22 books to school, leaving them tired and unable to focus on their studies.
By refining and condensing existing school texts, these could be programmed into a sim card, and easily be accessible through even an analog phone. Hence, solving the problem of having to carry more than a dozen books to and from school.