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The Cardinal’s Foundation for Distance Learning (CAFDIL)

CAFDIL is an educational  initiative to use modern communication technology to ensure access to good education for rural children; so that they are not disadvantaged in their integral development and advancement in life.

“A stable and democratic society is impossible without a minimum degree of literacy and knowledge on the part of most citizens and without widespread acceptance of some common set of values. Education can contribute to both. In consequence, the gain from education of a child accrues not only to the child or to his parents but also to other members of the society.” – Milton Friedman (1962)


The vision and core values of CAFDIL

The Cardinal’s vision, through CAFDIL, is to have a society, in which there is equality of educational opportunities for all young children, with no obvious or permanent disadvantage because of poverty, distance from educational facilities or underdevelopment.

This bold vision is borne out by the fact that there is more that can be done to improve the quality and access to education in rural communities, and to bring out the best in the rural folks for their development, economic growth and participation in national life.

The clear mission of the Foundation is to use Information and Communication Technology, specifically, the DVD and Television (UHF/MMDS & SATELLITE technology), to reduce inequalities in access to education for the youth and adults living in rural and deprived communities, and to promote development.

In support of this mission and vision, the Foundation will be guided by the following seven fundamental principles which will reflect in the Foundation’s operations.

  • Accessibility
  • Quality
  • Rural and poor-oriented
  • Cost effectiveness and affordability
  • Quick delivery
  • Community participation
  • Knowledge creation

CAFDIL intends to start with delivering lessons of the basic school level: primary classes 1-6.
To this end , CAFDIL has developed a studio on the 4th Ridge in Cape Coast (six teaching classrooms equipped with cameras and control units for teaching, master control rooms, transmission room with UHF digital transmitters and a 75 m mast). Pilot phase transmission covers only 20 km, with three selected basic schools in the Asebu-Abura Dunkwa area.

A team of University Lecturers from the University of Cape Coast have developed lesson modules based on the GES syllabus, work books and facilitators’ guides for use.
The pilot phase of the project has begun.