Distance Education Inside and Beyond the Classroom in Haiti

Lead Organisation Education Development Center
Type of Project Activity Development project with ICT4D component
Project URL http://main.edc.org/
Brief Description EDC has been working to improve education in Haiti since the early 1990s, starting with primary formal education in Creole and mathematics. As of September 30, 2005, EDC has also targeted at-risk and out-of-school youth ages 6 to 11 and 12 to 18. In addition to mathematics and Creole, these audiences learn about civic education, health, and environmental issues through Interactive Radio Instruction (IRI) programs broadcast five mornings a week by three radio stations. Even in times of political instability, distance learning is helping Haitians improve their access to education and information. The Formation à Distance education programs have been broadcast regularly on the radio since the 1990s so that students and teachers, unable to return to school during civil unrest, could hear the lessons from home. The project is reaching an estimated 352 schools and 45,000 students, 48 percent of which are girls. In the final year of USAID support, EDC/EDA will assist non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to reach out to 327 affiliated schools following the IRI programs.
Contact name Katharine Yasin
Contact email kyasin@edc.org
Contact Phone/Fax (617) 969-7100
Regular Postal Address 55 Chapel Street, Newton, Massachusetts 02458 - 1060, USA
Affiliated Organisations
Funding Agencies U.S. Agency for International Development
Target Beneficiaries Students and teachers
Start Date 1-01-2002
End Date 1-01-2007
Project Budget NA
Current Status Closed
Countr(ies) Involved Haiti
Sector Education
Description of ICT Components Interactive Radio
Millennium Development Goals 2. Education
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