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Interactive Radio Instruction: Life Skills Programs for Somalia

This document relates to interactive radio instruction (IRI) programmes for Somali-speaking students in the Horn of Africa. It presents outline education objectives for Life Skills (LS) programmes, based on internationally accepted good practice, and takes account to some extent of Somali culture and the life situation of the students. These objectives will need to be adapted by Somali writers, however, to meet the local requirements more adequately. The Somali team should also check that health and nutrition messages, guidance on landmine and unexploded ordnance (UXO) awareness etc. are in line with locally recommended health and safety guidelines. And there are some topics for which specific objectives will need to be developed locally, e.g. for safety at sea. The programme proposed here is based on an international framework and reinforces the skills and knowledge conveyed in years 3 and 4, as well as introducing new themes identified recently by national educators for year 5.

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