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    Learning by Ear – The Skills to Succeed in Today's Africa

    Education is the key to Africa's development. But schools and universities are still rare. "Learning by Ear" (http://www.dw-world.de/lbe), German Broadcasting Service Deutsche Welle's new multimedia distance-learning programme, brings knowledge to every corner of the continent.

    Life is quickly changing in Africa: Internet and mobile phone usage continues to grow, yet thousands of people are still cut off from the digital world. Young Africans search for their perspective in a globalized, knowledge-based society and wonder which path will lead them to a successful career or education. For instance, many ask what opportunities for learning and studying are available online and what opportunities globalization has to offer. Thousands more want to study in Europe, but don’t know what awaits them there.

    Informative and entertaining

    Deutsche Welle wants to make a difference. The Learning by Ear program examines the challenges that young Africans face and engages listeners in an informative and entertaining way. The programming is a lively mix of in-depth reports, radio dramas and feature stories that will provide listeners with an opportunity to get the necessary skills to succeed in Africa today and to discover a whole new world of knowledge. The target audience is girls and boys from 12 to 20 years of age.


    Programs are produced by African authors from across the continent, supported by dedicated Deutsche Welle staff. Learning by Ear is available in six languages: English, Kiswahili, French, Hausa, Portuguese and Amharic. Learning by Ear is supported by Germany’s Federal Foreign Office.


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    Article: Learning by Ear last changed on 16.09.2010 17:25 by Max Ehlers
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