Annual Report 2013 | Children's Radio Foundation

To amplify the voices of children is to brighten the scope of their future.

At the core of Children’s Radio Foundation remains the understanding that in giving young people the tools and skills to express their ideas and share their experiences, you provide a springboard to a world of broader opportunities.


Manenberg Youth Reporters host CRF global Ambassador Colin Greenwood from Radiohead

During a two-week visit to South Africa, Children’s Radio Foundation Global Ambassador Colin Greenwood immersed himself in the work of CRF, visiting projects and meeting young reporters across four provinces…read more


World Radio Day

To celebrate World Radio Day on February 13th, CRF hosted and took part in events on three continents. At UNESCO’s headquarters in Paris, CRF’s Clemence Petit-Perrot spoke about the power of youth radio to a room of journalists and international media experts. In New York, we hosted…read more


International Women's day

This year, we encouraged young people to see Valentine’s Day through a different lens.

A global awareness campaign called “One Billion Rising” used the day of love and romance to protest sexual violence against women and children through dance and activism on the street…read more


Brooklyn Chest Hospital - Hazel story

In April 2013, CRF started working at Cape Town’s Brooklyn Chest Hospital with young tuberculosis (TB) patients. The TB patients are confined to the hospital for months at the time, often far from their family and friends. During the first recording session, the young people shared their personal…read more


World Press Freedom Day

This right of young people to make their voices heard is enshrined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, and represents one of the main objectives of the Children’s Radio Foundation. Mtandao wa Wanahabari Watoto, our Young Reporters Network in Tanzania, started in 2011 with UNICEF, and now involves 9 sites and more than 200 active young reporters… read more


First Youth Radio Awards

On June 16th 2013, CRF hosted the first Youth Radio Awards held on the African continent.

This coincided with Youth Day in South Africa, an important day on the national calendar, as it commemorates the Soweto Uprising of 1976. All 12 CRF youth radio projects…read more


Radio Training in London

For the second year in a row, CRF conducted a three-day radio training at Brunel University in London.

Eight young people from three high schools have been trained to become radio journalists and got the opportunity to hone their skills straight away by covering the 2020 Education Conference…read more


Start of CRF's project in DRC

CRF launched a pilot programme in the Democratic Republic of Congo in partnership with Radio France Internationale’s Planete Radio.

The training took place in Mbandaka in the remote Northwest of the country, on the bank of the Congo River, home to indigenous…read more


Launch of the Future Positive Project

September saw the kick-off of our most innovative project so far.

The idea for Future Positive was developed in the township of Khayelitsha near Cape Town, where 28% of the community is infected with HIV and many more are affected by the virus…read more


Supporting Youth Voices in Ethiopia

October marked the end of our work with UNICEF Ethiopia.

Building onto our experience with UNESCO, CRF was contracted to develop a national curricula for five target groups (youth in-school, youth out-of-school, trainers, media practitioners and undergraduate…read more


Radio For Peace Building Award

Our South African Youth Reporters from Lebowakgomo in the Limpopo Province of South Africa won the 2013 …read more


Lessons from Nelson Mandela

In December, South Africa and the wider world was overwhelmed by the passing of passing of the great Nelson Mandela.

To young South Africans in particular, Mandela represented the hope for the future, and was the signifier of aspiration and possibility…read more