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


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Future Positive youth reporters take a unique approach to conversations on HIV and AIDS. In a radio program offered by Children’s Radio Foundation (CRF) in Partnership with Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), the 45 trained youth reporters have steered away from producing traditional HIV-themed health messaging targeting behaviour change. The radio club opts rather to focus on stories of lived experiences of HIV – the challenges, the strategies for success, and the multi-layered conversations that resonate with youth.

The most successful of the interventions created by the youth project has been the monthly events at Nolungile Youth Clinic in Site C. The youth-led events look to collaborate with local artists who perform on the open microphone, in between candid talks from visiting speakers. The event is held together by an open debate allowing the youth reporters to meaningfully engage and involve visiting and clinic-using youth around the chosen topic. Some of ... Read More

Young radio reporters in Liberia will soon be broadcasting programmes to teach people there about how to prevent the spread of Ebola.

The Children’s Radio Foundation, led in the UK by Anglican priest Charlotte Bannister-Parker, has worked hard to build up this network of youth reporters across 29 of the country’s radio stations.

The charity exists to provide young people in countries across Africa with the skills to make impactful radio and connect them with local radio stations where their packages can be aired.

“We already have an army of young people who are active youth reporters,” said the Revd Bannister-Parker, “So what we’re doing now is putting together an Ebola Health Information Pack (EHIP) to send out to their 29 stations containing accurate, effective information about Ebola.

Radio for young people by young people

Over the years CRF quickly learned from young people in the countries where they ... Read More

Monique Jansen is
from Atlantis in Cape Town, in this workshop she shares her learning journey within the
Children’s Radio Foundation  and how her life has changed since joining
Teen Express youth reporters.

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The Children’s Radio Foundation youth reporters in Ikageng, South Africa take to the microphone at their community radio station every week, sharing their views on issues that affect their lives. In this feature, they speak to us about their relationship experiences, and why they think it is a conversation worth having.

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Alex FM journalist Mbalenhle Chiya is one of the winners of the 2014 WASH Media Awards. The biannual WASH Media Prize is awarded to journalists for excellence in reporting on critical water, sanitation and hygiene issues.
Chiya won the award for excellence in reporting on water, sanitation and hygiene related issues at a ceremony in Sweden on Friday.
Her piece ‘Human Rights to Water and Sanitation’ competed with stories from international journalists and came out top in the “The Human Right to Water and Sanitation” category.
This year the competition received more than 100 entries from 30 different countries.
Chiya says that she worked with her colleagues on the feature which was aimed at raising awareness about water and sanitation issues in the Alexandra township, north of Johannesburg.
She says some of the community members do not understand their right to water and sanitation.
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