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My name is Sithembiso Protas Ndumo, I’m from Newcastle in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. I am currently working for the Newcastle Community Radio Station and I am the Facilitator for the YRN Future Building 16 group. In this capacity, I just won the Best Facilitator Award at the June 15th Youth Radio Awards in Cape Town!
I started as a part time presenter doing a teenage talk show named “Talk and Be Heard” in 2004 and then I became a producer from 2006 until 2007. Due to studying purposes I had to leave the station for a few years after I completed my matric in 2007. I then went to Amajuba to Study Electrical Engineering because my mother said, “you need something to fall back on”.
After that I then went back to radio and became a breakfast show presenter and ... Read More
On the 2nd July, Young Reporter Naiha Masih, her parents, and the CRF UK team went to the House of Commons in London to attend the “Youth Achievement Awards” event. This inspirational celebration was organized by the Universal Peace Federation, to honour young people for their exceptional involvement in projects impacting the lives of people around them and beyond.
While collecting her Award, Naiha gave a very inspiring speech relating to her experience visiting CRF Projects in Tanzania earlier this year, how that impacted her on a personal level as a young person, and strengthened her dedication to working with CRF. Naiha is also a member of the Youth Parliament where she was elected in 2013.
There were nine other Youth from across the country who were awarded in recognition of their contributions to NGOs and their communities. The awards were given to the young people by ... Read More
Our amazing 17 year-old youth reporter from Manenberg was recently chosen by the Cape Town based Woman Zone project for being such an inspiration for young girls in her community, both through her achievement with the CRF radio club and for being a talented capoeirista (Capoeira is a brazilian martial art).
Woman zone held a ceremony at the Druiwevlei Community Centre on the 28th of June during which Bronwyn told her life story in front of a very emotional audience of family and friends before showing us some Capoeira kicks. Check her moves here!
On 6 June, a group of youth reporters, trained by CRF in collaboration with the NGO Rock Girl, interviewed the people of Manenberg, Cape Town, at the Red River Primary schools’ first family portrait day to find out what family means to them. For some it was the very first family portrait they have ever taken.
As children ran around the schoolyard, hundreds of family members and friends patiently waited in skews for Sipho Mpongo, a documentary photographer from Langa, to take their photographs against a simple black curtain.
The Rock Girl youth reporters prepared questions to ask organizers, parents, and friends about what family means to them while also having fun recording their own reflections from the day. Their work was edited into a 5-minute piece and aired on SA-FM for CRF’s weekly radio workshop show. The school organized a follow up exhibit on ... Read More