DOT-COM Activity: Haiti - Interactive Radio Instruction
Short Description: This project emphasizes primary school education through interactive radio instruction for both in-school and out-of-school youth ages 12 to 18, as well as the establishment of a satellite transmission-radio infrastructure that will greatly enhance communication potential for all Haitians
Phase/Type of Activity: Signed Award Status: Active
Start date: September 01, 2002 End Date: September 30, 2005
Jeffrey Goveia , Deputy Director
dot-EDU , Academy for Educational Development Email: Tel: 202 884-8576
Bill Wright , Director
dot-EDU , Education Development Center Email: Tel: (202) 572-3700
Full Description: This dot-EDU/EDC Haiti project emphasizes primary school education through interactive radio instruction for both in-school and out-of-school youth ages 12 to 18, as well as the establishment of a satellite transmission-cum-radio infrastructure that will greatly enhance communication potential for all Haitians. The project also focuses on monitoring and evaluation to allow USAID and project partners to track progress and ensure long-term sustainability.
Update 1 (As of June 2004):
Social and political turmoil has affected project activities since December 2003 through the early months of 2004. The field office in Haiti remained closed due to local uprisings intermittently throughout January and February as well with activities and school attendance returning to normal by March. As a result, programming from the early part of March and onward was subsequently aired starting April 12th, with the last lesson aired on June 18 instead of May 28 to accommodate the extended school year. Since the end of the school year, activities have resumed to normal with production in full swing throughout the summer months in preparation for the coming school year. Monitoring and Evaluation was conducted in July.
Update 2 (July-Sept. 04):
Activities were disturbed by hurricanes and continued political unrest. The project negociated with the mission for a year-long extension in recognition of the difficulties encountered during the life of the project.
Update 3 (January-March 05):
Activities have focused on preparations for scriptwriting, IRI training for local organizations, distribution of books and educational materials, as well as efforts to set up new mechanisms for IRI program sustainability, marketing and expansion.
Development Sector(s): Basic Education, Participant Training
ICT Intervention(s): Radio DOT-COMments eNewsletter Articles:
Core funding for the DOT-COM Alliance is provided by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Economic Growth, Agriculture & Trade, Office of Infrastructure and Engineering (EGAT/OI&E), Office of Education (EGAT/ED), and Office of Women in Development (EGAT/WID), under the terms of Award numbers: GDG-A-00-01-00009-00, dot-GOV; GDG-A-00-01-00014-00, dot-ORG; GDG-A-00-01-00011-00, dot-EDU.