Laureate Feature: Whiz Kids Workshop
Friday, May. 11, 2012
Who: Shane Etzenhouser & Bruktawit Tigabu, Co-Founders
What: Whiz Kids Workshop: www.whizkidsworkshop.com/
When: The Tech Awards 2011 Microsoft Education Award Laureate: thetechawards.thetech.org/
How: Whiz Kids Workshop provides education through children’s television and mass-media programs reaching millions. Their programs are built on research, culturally relevant, available in local languages, and are internationally recognized for quality and educational value. 78% of Ethiopian children enroll in grade 1, but only 45% of those who enroll are still in attendance by the end of the first year. Of those who remain in school, half will have a zero reading comprehension level by the end of grade 2.