Give a child the start to education for a year

by Karin Community Initiatives Uganda
Give a child the start to education for a year
Give a child the start to education for a year
Give a child the start to education for a year
Give a child the start to education for a year
Give a child the start to education for a year
Give a child the start to education for a year
Give a child the start to education for a year
Give a child the start to education for a year

Project Report | May 18, 2020
Radio education to support a village child

By Hope | Project Leader

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radio educaation1

Dear friends,

With all schools shut and the country at large under lockdown, teachers through the Ministry of Education have tried to stay on the job despite the national lockdown. They are trying to teach remotely on television, phones and on radio. This is one of the most trying moments for the rural children in Northern Uganda a region devoid of technology.

Ouma is the eldest of the three children who has to gather his other siblings at 10:00 am to listen to Teacher Peter based in Kampala just after carrying out their house chores. When I wake up, I brush my teeth, bathe and then do my assigned house chores that include fetching water at the borehole in Barogal, before getting ready for our study sessions on our small "nakiva radio" Ouma says

Ouma's mother Atiku who has two other school-going children says her biggest challenge is keeping her children engaged and at the same level as those in other areas that can attain both visual and audio lessons because her children can only attend audio lessons. "I keep telling them to read their books but it's not easy, they keep dodging and end up switching the radio to other channels, they always run to the town centers to try to attend the lessons on TV because I cannot afford one though this contradicts with the government directive of social distancing," said Atiku

Children in rural areas and informal settlements where community-owned televisions are the norm, cannot use television lessons as this is in contravention of the government orders on physical and social distancing to stop the spread of COVID -19 "There has been a great gap drawn between our children in the rural villages and those in urban centers where households have television sets and electricity "said Omona one of the market vendors in Gulu market. As the lockdown continues and with the academic calendar drawing to a close, concern continues to grow as to whether learners like Ouma through the audio lessons will grow and be competitive in comparison with the urban students in Kampala and whether the lack of information for parents and learners on how at-home learning is to be assessed.

Please support these children to continue with their education through the radio. They need solar radios to help them learn.

Please stay safe and keep the social distance

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Karin Community Initiatives Uganda

Location: Gulu - Uganda
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Project Leader:
Hope Okeny
Gulu , Gulu Uganda
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