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Old 12-30-2009   #8
alexandermunoz
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Considering the high illiteracy rate of the population, something I'm pushing for in our part of that world is exploring the use of radio for education. India and elsewhere have had some success:
http://www.edc.org/newsroom/articles...good_reception
http://www.thebetterindia.com/398/en...-what-an-idea/
http://www.feelthevibe.org/digital-l...g/hello-world/
http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/india_51761.html
Out in rural Afghanistan, radio is the primary means of communication, so the creation of educational programming would be catering to an existing audience. And military FM radios could also be used to re-broadcast recorded programming to the more isolated areas. Putting together xeroxed introductory readers would be pretty low-cost as well. And one could even start with maybe focusing on a more religious-themed story to begin with, like Khadijah.
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