Notes to broadcasters: Chickens and education

    | August 26, 2013

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    Farm Radio Weekly has produced Notes to broadcasters on various aspects of raising poultry before. You can access some of these through the following links:

    Notes to broadcasters on poultry farming (issue #154, May 2011):

    Notes to broadcasters on innovative oven/brooder (issue #174, October 2011):

    The Weekly has also produced Notes on the challenges that poultry farmers sometimes face:

    Notes to broadcasters on rising chicken feed prices (issue #172, September 2011):

    Notes to broadcasters on Newcastle’s Disease (issue #136, November 2010):

    The girls featured in this week’s story are benefitting from an initiative driven by the NGO, Shukuru. You can find out more information on this project through the organization’s website:

    Studies show that when girls are educated, literacy rates increase, family size decreases, and families are better-fed and nourished. The following script is about a young girl who cares for her sick brother with her knowledge of health and nutrition: “Families Benefit When Girls Go to School” (Package #70, March 2004):

    The Farm Radio Weekly story “Lack of water hurts the entire community” (issue #193, March 2012) describes how the lack of basic amenities means that girls often have to fetch water rather than go to school:

    Radio resource pack #82 (“Rural women and girls,” November 2007) has several scripts about subjects which affect the lives of women and girls in rural Africa:

    Browse through the resource section on the website to find other suitable scripts to highlight the difficulties girls and women face daily:

    Educating girls is a key to better lives in your community. Consider producing dramas that show the different ways that families can benefit when daughters are educated. For example, one story could illustrate how a young girl helps on the farm by reading the instructions on pesticide and fertilizer containers. Another could portray a girl who contributes income to the family because she is able to get a good job.