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Education via Mass media (Televisions and Radio stations)

Focusing in accessibility of many African countries during COVID-19 lock down,education can be provided via Televisions and radio stations.

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Education via Television channels and radio stations can enable many African students (in both urban and rural areas) to continue getting education easily from their particular residences each by following rules of COVID-19 countries' lock down.This program can easily be implemented zonally,that is;Western,Eastern,Northern,Southern and Central zones to enable balancing the student population in a particular country in relation to the number of Television channels (for teaching programs) present in that particular nation. These Television channels will be grouped in corresponding to the population of students living in each zone.This program involves two major groups of participants,that is; Teachers at different Television stations (for teaching students via Television channels) and Students at their homes (attending studies via these Television channels).Radio stations will be used in asking questions after every session(if any). With an example let consider the following; =Country:Tanzania, =Education level:Advanced level studies (science combination, that is; PCB, PCM, PGM, EGM and CBG) =State Zones;Southern, Southern Highlands, Central, Lake, West Lake, Coastal,Northern Zones. =TV Channels present includes; TBC, ITV, EATV, CHANNEL TEN TV, STAR TV, CLOUDS TV, AND AZAM TV. From the above listed information,refer to ON TV LEARNING TIME TABLE SAMPLE attached.

What is the need are you focusing on?

By focusing in education services (standard or low level) in many African countries which currently facing COVID-19 pandemic and country lock down,Mass media education (specifically via Television channels and radio stations )which are most affordable category of mass media in many African families can be the solution for education progress (especially in secondary and advanced levels) during this time of COVID-19 countries' lock down.

Which type of submission are you sharing?

  • Sharing a pivot idea your organization is considering or could consider

Describe the business pivot or adaptation in 3-4 sentences.

Education via television channels (for offline teaching program) and radio stations (for students to ask questions if any after every offline teaching program via television channels) simply will focus on advanced and secondary levels (by considering good and easy parent-children supervision at home during this teaching program), also its implementation will base on particular country zones (such as;Eastern, Western,Northern, Southern and Central Zones) where by television channels available in that particular country will be grouped in each zones to maintain student population and ensure good implementation of this project.Due to accessibility of many television and radio stations in many African countries, this program can enable progress of education to many African students in both urban and rural areas.

Do you plan to implement this solution?

  • I plan to share with an implementing organization

Describe the impact that this solution will create in the world.

My project will enable many African countries to easily access education services in both urban and rural areas during and even after COVID-19 pandemic countries' lock down.This program will cover a large number of African countries especially those still facing inaccessible advanced networking (such as online internet) that will reach the goal of provision of education services at standard level all over the country.Therefore, an advanced implementation of this project to some extent will fill the gap of more good and better education services in rural areas.

What is the name of your business or organization?

Individual innovator

What does your business/company do? Whose needs does your business/company address? Who do you serve?

Individual innovator

What is your profession?

Medical student

Where are you located (country)?


Where are you located (region)?

  • Eastern Africa

What industry is your business/company in?

  • Student

How many people does your business/company employ?

  • 0-10

How old is your business/company?

  • Less than 1 year old

Which classification describes your organization/business?

  • Concept/I have not yet formed an organization

What kind of stakeholders and partnerships are needed to pursue this solution?

  • Funding- Grants
  • Funding- Loans
  • Funding- Investment
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- NGOs
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- Private Sector
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- Government
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- Civil Society Groups
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- Grassroots/Community Groups

Do you need help building partnerships and finding partners?

  • Yes

If Yes to the above, please share 1-2 sentences describing the specific help you desire.

Education,Funding and advertisement support of this project in many African countries for the awareness and implementation.

What do you think are the main barriers to implementing this solution?

1- Limited Governmental support in funding listed Television channels for this education project 2-Poor parent supervision at home for their children to benefit this program. 3-Shortage of television and radio networks (satellites) especially in rural areas.

If you are currently working on a pivot, what have you learned so far?

I have not started.

Are you aware of any open source efforts, hackathons or other collaborative efforts related to your solution? Are you participating in these efforts?

YES in East Africa (Tanzania), though it based on candidate classes but still in early implementation as it involves only one television channel (TBC) for subjects revision.

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Let us build The Brighter Africain by ensure maximum éducation services in both urban and rural areas.

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Reminds me of the educational broadcaster Teleac we had in the Netherlands a while back. Maybe there are some lessons to be learned from there. Bigger question is: how connected are the people in the different regions in Africa. I assume there are big differences, but from afar it looks like many do have access to internet at such speeds that places such as Coursera and edX, as well as Khan Academy can be used. Would that not be even better?


My project is based on developing countries in Africa that still lack internet accessibility in both urban and rural areas that can ensure fully éducation services during this COVID-19 country lock down to all students especially those in rural areas where internet is still inaccessible.There lets us focus poverty of many third world countries where in my research this projects can be helpful as it is accessible even at rural areas.