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Educate a Zambian child

 
$9,230
$770
Raised
Remaining

Summary

Learning at Taonga Market is one of the most successful education initiatives in Zambia's history. Since the radio school lessons were first broadcast in 2001, hundreds of thousands of vulnerable children have received a high quality education listening to our solar and wind-up radios. Taonga Market uses effective interactive radio instruction (IRI) methodology and follows the national curriculum. Lessons are broadcast over community radio stations across Zambia.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Zambia has 1.2 million orphaned and vulnerable children. They face widespread poverty, often walk long distances to school and may have to work. HIV/AIDS has taken a heavy toll with many children heading households. Learning at Taonga Market was created to reach children in the communities where they live. However, rural areas are not electrified and the high cost of batteries makes listening to the programme unaffordable.

How will this project solve this problem?

Even in deep rural areas, our radios enable students from Grades 1-7 to reliably access Taonga Market lessons on community radios station. The radio programme reaches the poorest and most disadvantaged children - 35% of children enrolled are orphaned. One Prime radio supports several classrooms, benefit 100s of children, making any donation highly cost effective. Since the programme was launched in 2001, more than 800,000 Zambian children have been educated from the programme.

Potential Long Term Impact

A 2008 survey by Zambia's Ministry of Education showed that children who took part in the Taonga Market radio school programme performed better than conventional schools in reading, numeracy and life skills. Their overall performance was also considerably better. The Ministry certifies the programme and when completed at Grade 7, students receive a certificate enabling them to enter higher-level grades in government-run schools. Since 2001, more than 800,000 Zambian children have been educated.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $9,230
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $770
Total Funding Goal: $10,000

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

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Project Leader

Uzma Sulaiman

London, London United Kingdom

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