Radio Education for Out-of-School Zambian Children

 
$2,809
$19,191
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Radio Education for Out-of-School Zambian Children

Radio Education for Out-of-School Zambian Children
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Oswald and Everest Attend Third Grade

Oswald and Everest Attend Third Grade
Oswald and Everest are in Grade 3 at Chainda Community School and already have completed two years of the "Learning at Taonga Market" interactive radio instruction program. (view small | med | large | orig)

Mentors, Not Teachers, Teach Children

Mentors, Not Teachers, Teach Children
Many teachers have died from AIDS in Zambia, so volunteer "mentors" are trained to teach the children via Interactive Radio Instruction (IRI), developed by EDC in Washington, D.C. (view small | med | large | orig)

Learning Colors on the Wall

Learning Colors on the Wall
Few resources exist in community schools that use Freeplay Lifeline radios for distance learning. Here, Mr. Tembo, a mentor, employs a classroom wall as a substitute for a blackboard. (view small | med | large | orig)

School Is Fun, Even Without Enough Desks

School Is Fun, Even Without Enough Desks
The radio education program has proved so successful that children and their parents are eager for them to attend school, even if there aren't enough desks. (view small | med | large | orig)

A teacher and her Grade 1 class

A teacher and her Grade 1 class
Even in remote rural areas of Zambia, the Learning at Taonga Market reaches eager grade school learners. These children have so little by way of material resources and their hunger for learning is so evident, wherever we go on our Freeplay Foundation field missions (view small | med | large | orig)

A Grade 1 class of Zambian students

A Grade 1 class of Zambian students
Even though they have so few school materials to support their learning, these children in a Grade 1 primary class know they are among the lucky ones in their country. Thanks to Learning at Taonga Market, they have the chance to develop literacy and life skills that can help them look after themselves and one day may help them find work (view small | med | large | orig)

In Samfya Tyson works while others attend school

In Samfya Tyson works while others attend school
Tyson has lost both parents and lives with his grandparents, who cannot afford to send him to school. His only brother lives eight hours away in Lusaka with an uncle. When asked by a District Education Standards Officer why he is not in school, Tyson replies: "I need money for books so I must work." (view small | med | large | orig)

Bricks for Books!

Bricks for Books!
If Tyson makes 500 bricks in the scorching Zambian sun, he will be paid about 12,500 Zambian Kwatcha or US$4. He works to make the money to buy schoolbooks. The local District Education Standards Officer has a better idea: she will provide Tyson with the books he needs to attend school. She makes the offer and he agrees to see her later to arrange this (view small | med | large | orig)

Adelaide Phiri talks with Rodger about attending s

Adelaide Phiri talks with Rodger about attending s
Rodger is 16. He has six brothers and sisters, and has not been able to attend school. On overhearing Adelaide Phiri's conversation with Tyson (photos 7 & 8) about being provided with the books to attend school, he came up to talk with the DESO. She immediately made him the same offer, which he accepted. Freeplay Foundation will continue its efforts together with EDC and the Zambian MOE to try to enable every Zambian child to receive what should be a basic human right for children everywhere (view small | med | large | orig)

Funded

Thanks to 17 donors like you, a total of $2,809 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Jody Ehlers Buttenshaw

Freeplay Foundation Projects Manager
London, United Kingdom

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