The Southern Sudan Interactive Radio Instruction (SSIRI
) project is a program of the Southern Sudan Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST
). It is funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID
) and administered by Education Development Center (EDC
). Four SSIRI activities which provide learning opportunities for children, adults, and teachers in Southern Sudan are mentioned below:
- THE LEARNING VILLAGE: IRI programs based on the Southern Sudanese Primary School Syllabus. The lessons are designed to complement classroom instruction in local language literacy, English language, mathematics, and life skills for Grades 1-4.
- RABEA: Radio Based Education for All provides an excellent opportunity for Sudanese to learn or strengthen their English language skills.
- PROFESSIONAL STUDIES FOR TEACHERS: A non-traditional distance learning course to improve the teaching practice in Southern Sudan. The programs are based on the MoEST in-service teacher education program.
- ALTERNATIVE LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES: Some classes are unable to use the radio lessons because of broadcast schedule times. SSIRI provides alternative digital devices for these groups.
Source: EDC Website
, ICT in Education in Sudan