Learning from the Hub’s Covid-19 response grantees

From the EdTech Hub Newsletter posted on 19th February 2021

Over several months, we have been working with three organisations, eKitabu, Rising Academies, and Learning Equality to keep the most marginalised learning during school closures.

On the 3rd of February, we hosted an event (watch the recording here) showcasing learnings from these three partners. We had presentations from Rising AcademiesLearning Equality and eKitabu, followed by a rich discussion.

Our work with Rising Academies was focused on how to use radio to keep marginalised children learning during school closures. As part of this work, the team from Rising adapted their curriculum to create the Rising on Air initiative: a 20-week programme of radio scripts and SMS content made freely available to organisations around the world. Since then, the initiative has reached over 12 million children in 26 countries at a cost of less than $0.05 per student.

Over the past few months, we have worked with the Rising team to develop a guide on implementing and evaluating radio education programmes. The guide contains practical instructions and advice on how to use radio lessons and complementary SMS materials to reach out-of-school children.