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