In 2008 Radioactive conducted a technical feasibility study for the possibility of creating a national educational radio network to cover the whole of Mali. The study looked at what were the technical options for production and distribution of content from a hub in Bamako to reach all of the schools in Mali.
Commissioned by PHARE, an educational project run by EDC, with funding from USAID, Radioactive went to Mali to conduct a feasibility study to examine the technical options for creating a national educational network to cover the whole of Mali. PHARE produce educational radio programmes that are broadcast on the Malian National Radio, which are tuned into by classrooms across Mali. The programmes are used to enhance teaching of French and Maths and are accompanied by written materials for the teachers to use in the classroom.
There is a limit to the amount of time the project can get to air content on the Malian state broadcaster, which is why the commissioned the study to see what options were available for creating a new dedicated. educational radio network.