With COVID-19 disrupting education for billions of students across the globe, radio education has renewed importance as an effective, reliable and highly personal medium for fuelling learning.
by Sajor Barry | Growing up in the slums of Freetown, Sierra Leone was like hell on earth. I was born and raised next to the Atlantic Ocean in Kroo Bay, one of the poorest, most densely populated and neglected communities in Freetown.
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.