The Zambia QUESTT Project aims to improve the quality of basic education delivery systems and to mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS on children’s educational experiences (both in and out of government schools). To accomplish these objectives, QUESTT is leading several initiatives to improve teacher practice through the integration of Interactive Radio Instruction (IRI) in government schools and technology-based interventions. These interventions include the use of video and cell phone communication for both in-service and preservice teacher support. The project supports the Ministry of Education in providing quality education to the most vulnerable children in Zambia, particularly orphans, through IRI programs incorporating life skills education. QUESTT also partners with community radio stations and local and international NGOs to sensitize communities and support IDD’s Learning Plus initiative to address factors that hinder vulnerable children from learning effectively. QUESTT also works with partners to support volunteer teachers and communities with HIV/AIDS information and training on awareness, prevention, and access to Voluntary Counselling and Testing (VCT) and treatment through the “Taonga Cares” initiative.
[This project is inactive but is presented here for archival purposes.]
Director: Kent Noel
Funder: U.S. Agency for International Development
Partner: Zambia Ministry of Education, Peace Corps, Educational Broadcasting Services (EBS)