Five hundred of the more than 22,000 beneficiaries of the Technology Enhanced Learning For All project attended a live radio demo to mark the success of the literacy program.

The program included “Mallam Nuhu Ya Je Makaranta” (“Mr. Nuhu Goes to School”), which tells the story of an older gentleman who decides to go to school after being cheated in business. He joins a group of children to learn numbers, addition, and subtraction. Other programs included “Mallama Rasheeda da Abokai” (“Ms. Rasheeda and Friends”), which tells the story of a group of carefree, fun-loving children who have fun while learning letters and words outdoors.

“The children always listen to the TELA radio broadcast, singing, laughing, and learning,” said a student volunteer. “We decided to bring to life their favorite TELA radio program characters on stage because of their interest in the program. The whole show will be conducted in Hausa as this is the language of the broadcast. This will probably be the first time the children will have such an experience.”

A TELA participant from Bako Primary School, Yola Town, said, “I am very happy to see my favorite character – Mallam Nuhu. I enjoyed the show and the information that I learned from it. I want to thank those who sponsored this program.”

Another beneficiary from the Children’s Home, Yola, Hadiza Suleiman, expressed her delight. “The program was interesting, and seeing Mallam Nuhu and Mallama Rasheeda makes me want to learn more from them.”

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