Proofs: A little help from a radio

Our staff photographer Morgana Wingard captured this moment during a recent trip to Tanzania.

According to USAID, as of 2008, 20 percent of children in Tanzania still did not have access to primary education. To reach these children, USAID created the Radio Instruction to Strengthen Education (RISE) program which creates educational radio programs to improve teaching and learning for remote and under-served communities.

In two districts, 21,350 children in preschool and early primary improved their math, Kiswahili and life skills. And nearly 113 early primary classroom teachers used radio instruction to reinforce government curriculum competencies and enrich learning environments for an additional 13,607 children.