In South Sudan, where such a high percentage of the population is not yet literate, radio is a particularly effective means of communication. During December 2010, Mercy Beyond Borders visited Good News Radio station in Rumbek. With a broadcast radius of 100 miles, it has become a powerful tool for reaching people in rural villages.
MBB now underwrites a weekly radio program promoting girls' education. The show utilizes taped interviews with girls, mothers, teachers and government leaders, and also has a live call-in component. We see it as a very useful, cost-effective way of spreading the word about the significance of girls' education. It also gives women and girls a voice!