Radios to Educate Child Laborers in Tanzania



Freeplay Lifeline radios support a distance education program in literacy, math, and life skills to help young children in Tanzania escape poverty and avoid the worst forms of child labor

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

More than 5 million school-age children have no access to primary education. An estimated 4.7 million are involved in economic activity and 300,000 children are engaged in the worst forms of child labor. Children become miners, domestic servants, farm workers, and sex workers, often under abusive and exploitive conditions. Thousands of children fall prey to child trafficking. Providing access to high quality, relevant education can both relieve poverty and eliminate child labor

How will this project solve this problem?

Self-powered Lifeline radios are distributed & mentors trained in their use. Children at risk in remote informal schools and community centers gain sustained access to the Educational Development Center's "Mambo Elimu" distance learning radio program

Potential Long Term Impact

Improved education and information can lead to future income security, which brings improved health and family stability. Children are empowered to resist high-risk, exploitative employment. Child labor will be reduced.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $1,285

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $1,285 .  The original project funding goal was $24,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Thanks to 16 donors like you, a total of $1,285 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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