We use radio to amplify youth voices across Africa, giving them the skills and tools to speak about their lives


CRF Youth Reporters at AMARC community radio conference...read more.


Ubuntu Lab Youth Conference 2015...read more.


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One of our young reporters, Monique Hansen brings the reality of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) to us through this sensitive interview with a South African woman who has been cut.

February 6th 2016 was International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM. Female genital mutilation comprises all procedures that involve altering or injuring the female genitalia for non-medical reasons and is recognized internationally as a violation of the human rights of girls and women.

It reflects deep-rooted inequality between the sexes, and constitutes an extreme form of discrimination against women and girls. The practice can scar girls for life, endangering their health and depriving them of their rights, and the chance to reach their full potential. If we are to abandon this practice, we need to involve whole communities, and focus on raising awareness about human rights and gender equality.

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The Optimistic Youth Reporters from the Centre of Science and Technology (COSAT) got their moment to shine on TV last week, as the launch of their high school radio station featured on SABC News Morning Live show!

Following the official launch of the radio station in October 2015, which was documented on video by Makhulu, the Optimistic Youth Reporters from Khayelitsha recently hosted their parents and family members who came for the screening of the video about the dynamic young reporters. The live broadcast was the young reporters debut on air; the show was live streaming on the internet.

Parents and COSAT principal Phadiela Cooper lauded the young reporters talents and professionalism. Many parents said that they did not realise until the screening, what their children were learning to do in the weekly radio workshop sessions. They said that they very were proud of the young reporters efforts and...

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Yolanda Pityoi and Thandikhaya Qinisile interview Randy Berry

On Monday 25th January 2016, our new Future Positive Youth Facilitators interviewed Randy Berry and participated in a round table discussion about human rights and LGBTI issues on the African continent and around the globe.

Randy Berry is the U.S State Department’s first ever Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons. In attendance at the roundtable was also PASSOP. Look out for our interview with Randy Berry on SAFM 104-107FM during The Children’s Radio Foundation’s ‘Radio Workshop’ slot; Friday around 2:55pm and Saturday between 12:00-12:30pm.

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February 13th is World Radio Day, a UNESCO initiative which celebrates radio as a way of educating people, providing information, and promoting freedom of expression across cultures.

This year, the UNESCO theme for World Radio Day (WRD) is “Radio in Times of Emergency and Disaster”. As radio continues to evolve in the digital age, it remains the medium that reaches the widest audience worldwide. As such, in times of emergency and disaster, Radio Saves Lives.

UNESCO first declared this as a global observance day in 2012, and is now celebrated worldwide. It is a day to celebrate radio as a medium; to improve international cooperation between broadcasters; and to encourage major networks and community radio alike to promote access to information, freedom of expression and youth participation over the airwaves.

In preparation for WRD, here is an opportunity to listen to some examples of radio...

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Our young CRF reporters from Oxford, in the United Kingdom took part in Emerge 2015 at the Said Business School, University of Oxford on December 7 and 8, 2015.
As a result of their attendance at the two-day event they produced four pieces on how they personally felt of Emerge 2015 and what it means to them. They also spoke to a few participants and collected opinions. Emerge 2015 is an event for people who are committed to redefining the world in which we live. Each year, students, young professionals, entrepreneurs, organisations and activists from across the globe gather to challenge the status quo, and share ideas for a more socially and environmentally responsible world.

Emerge 2015 is run by the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship (Skoll World Forum).

Listen to the audio pieces produced by the young reporters at the following link:

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