Whiz Kids Workshop

Fostering a culture that celebrates learning and literacy, through the television and radio series, Whiz Kids

Whiz Kids Workshop

Fostering a culture that celebrates learning and literacy, through the television and radio series, Whiz Kids


Project Name

Tsehai Loves Learning

Location Implemented

Ethiopia

Technology Used

Communications Technology

Competition Entered

Grant Competition 2011

Reading Skill Targeted

Pre-Reading

Status

Winner

The Challenge

In some regions of Ethiopia, according to the 2010 Early Grade Reading Assessment, a majority of children have 0% comprehension, even at the end of grade 2. Adult literacy rates are less than 36 percent and teachers lack access to basic resource materials. Whiz Kids helps to foster a culture that celebrates learning and literacy for teachers, parents and children by distributing Tsehai on national broadcasts and complementary materials through the school system and teacher’s association.

The Big Idea

Tsehai Loves Learning's innovative pedagogical approach and award-winning television and radio series, Whiz Kids Workshop, seeks to improve mother tongue reading skills and prepare millions of pre-K to Grade 2 Ethiopian students. “Tsehai Loves Learning” television and radio show created 32 episodes, each focusing on one letter of the alphabet. To support the integration of the technology in the classroom, Whiz Kids also developed three supplementary student workbooks and print storybooks.

Results

The TV show was nationally broadcast reaching an estimated five million children.

Blogs and Media

Research and Resources

Connect with the Innovator

Website

http://www.whizkidsworkshop.com/

Organization Type

For Profit

Headquarters

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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