By Steph Stroud, Farm Radio International | At Farm Radio International, we understand the power of radio. We use radio broadcasts to inform, discuss, exchange ideas, investigate and learn.
It’s one thing to hear about classrooms with 200 students, but it’s another to visit one. While at Kakuma Refugee Camp we spent time in a Grade 3 classroom packed with 200 students. There wasn’t so much as a chair or brick for them to sit on. all of Kakuma’s 24 primary schools are overcrowded.
Education provides a way to help to rebuild a refugee child’s life through normalising social interaction and gaining knowledge and skills. We believe our power-independent Lifeplayers have an important role to play in providing education and information when it’s needed most.
Imbasa Primary, a government school, lies at the heart of the high density township of Old Crossroads. It’s just 20 minutes from the skyscrapers of Cape Town’s city centre.