The Problem Space
Textbooks undoubtedly enhance learning outcomes especially in large classrooms with poorly trained teachers and crumbling infrastructure. Challenges to textbook distribution are abundant—especially in low-resource settings—and increasingly well-documented ranging from supply chain breakdowns to poor knowledge management to misuse or no use at all.
You may not think of radio as cutting edge technology—but it’s playing an important role in an innovative project in rural Zambia that’s bringing together mobile phones, radio, and local knowledge to help children learn to read.
“Radio in rural Zambia is the most efficient and effective way to reach our target audience,” said Angela Musonda, coordinator for Creative Associates International’s innovative project.