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

DAILY DOSE

CRF Youth Reporters interview Graca Machel...read more.

CHEERS

Youth Radio Awards 2014...read more.

SPECIAL PROJECTS

Family Photo Day in Manenberg...read more.

Our “Mungongo ya Muana” (Voice of the Child) Project is finally taking off in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo! Flash-back on the young reporters’ training that took place at the beginning of April.

During five days, 24 young people living or having lived on the streets of Kinshasa learnt to use recorders and microphones to communicate about their daily lives, their dreams and challenges.

Equipped with these journalistic skills they are now busy with their weekly radio production activities including community reporting and a live show broadcast on the local station situated in the swarming Gambela open air market.

The aim of the Mungongo ya Muana project is to fight discrimination and stigma against street youth in the DRC capital.

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India Baird & Kholofelo Molewa: Co-chair of the South African Board

LOCATION

Cape Town, South Africa

Short bio intro

Kholofelo: I was recently appointed co-chair of the South African CRF board, and also on the international board, as of a month ago. And I studied law at WITS, and Commerce as well. In fact I went to both WITS and UCT [Universities in Johannesburg and Cape Town], after all was said and done. I am in developmental finance, which is combining finance for developmental objectives, whatever that means as well. I live in Cape Town, but I’m originally from Soweto, born and raised. Born in Baragwanath (hospital). I’ve been living in Cape Town for the last 8 years.

India: I am a human rights lawyer. I have been living and working in South Africa for over 20 years, focusing on women and ... Read More

The Optimistic Youth Reporters from COSAT high school in Cape Town had an exciting evening last week chatting to NASA astronauts, and exploring the possibilities of space…
The Cape Town Science Centre & Living Maths, in partnership with the United States Consulate General in Cape Town, invited the youth reporters to chat to NASA Chief Scientist Dr. Ellen Stofan and NASA Astronaut Dr. Catherine Coleman.

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Sophia Stone

LOCATION

Oxford, UK

Since September 2013, Sophia has been the International Development Coordinator of the Children’s Radio Foundation, supporting the UK Director in all aspects of running CRF-UK’s office. Sophia supports, coordinates and project manages CRF’s work ranging from fundraising, events, advocacy, finances, office administration, internal & external communications and strategic development.

What is your background & how did you get involved with CRF?

I have a degree in International Development & Sociology during which I focused on Human Rights. I have worked in Ghana on the Millennium Development Goals in youth, citizenship, poverty, and education as an Assistant Researcher and I also contributed towards research outputs for the Economic Social Research Council in the UK. I have gained exposure to development issues from extensive overseas travel, and voluntary commitment to numerous Social Justice organisations over a number of years. These ... Read More

Our Manenberg Youth Reporters were busy this past Saturday at the Manenberg Library in Cape Town, South Africa reporting on an event that celebrated the best of the community!

The library, usually a subdued space, came alive with music, storytelling, games, family photos and performances for the event themed ‘Manenberg is a beautiful place’. Manneberg is an area plagued with gangsterism, poverty and a high unemployment rate.

The purpose of Saturday’s event, was to highlight the beauty in Manenberg and the Manenberg Youth Reporters were there to capture the mood on the day with their recorders in hand. These youth reporters interviewed, amongst others, event organisers, performers and the community in attendance.

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