We use radio to amplify youth voices across Africa, giving them the skills and tools to speak about their lives
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Our South African Youth Reporters from Lebowakgomo in the Limpopo Province (South Africa) won the 2013 Youth Award for the Radio for Peacebuilding Africa (RFPA) Competition!
Today our Youth Reporter Taetso Mphahlele (17 years old), a member of the South Africa Young Reporters Network is picking the Youth Award in Kigali Rwanda at the RFPA Awards Ceremony on behalf of his team’s show ‘Boom Talk’ on community radio station Greater Lebowakgomo FM.
“I am really excited that we won this award because it shows that we are making a difference in our community about issues that affect our peers”, says Taetso. The RFPA Awards recognize quality radio programs that contribute to building peace and tolerance in the continent.
Taetso alongside Thato Rachamose (17 years old) and Chris Chuee (17 years old) researched, produced and presented the winning program on ‘Cyberbulling’. “We’d noticed that there were a lot of people who ... Read More
For this week’s Radio Workshop we hear from some youth reporters in Emalahleni, Mpumalanga Province of South Africa who are part of the Young Reporters Network.
Isn’t it great when you’ve found that one thing that makes your soul sing? It could be a hobby, a talent, a sport. We hear from some Youth Reporters in Emalahleni about what they love doing that makes their lives that much richer.
This photo is a bit dated but we wanted to share it as it captures the great work the youth reporters continue to do in Liberia.
The station is located in a very rural part of the country so the youth reporters travel on motorbike to cover the community and do interviews. Their weekly show called “Kids Wave” has brought many important local issues to light. As Emmanuel, 13 years old explains, “In this community, we are the only radio station talking to parents about the rights of children. People in the community say the government has made us children to be very rude, arrogant. But our rights belong to us not to them. I take it as a challenge because I believe that some parents will eventually understand.”