We use radio to amplify youth voices across Africa, giving them the skills and tools to speak about their lives
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Ahead of the 17th International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA) from 7-11 December, the ICASA YouthFront kicked off yesterday. The theme of the youth pre-conference is: “Now More Than Ever – Getting to Zero: for youth, by youth, with youth“.
The ICASA YouthFront is a coalition of youth-serving organisations working on HIV/AIDS and Sexual & Reproductive Health and Rights of Young People in Africa. The core mandate of the YouthFront is to ensure effective and active participation of young people in ICASA. And we are helping them do just that!
Four of our youth reporters, two from the Zambian Young Reporters Network and two from the Future Positive initiative are attending the youth pre-conference and the ICASA conference – taking part in sessions, workshops, discussions and engaging with youth, specialists and activists.
Yesterday the four youth ... Read More
On Saturday the Future Positive youth reporters celebrated World Aids Day at the O.R Tambo community centre in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. This picture captures a special moment, where a young mother stopped at the Future Positive stand to write a message on what a positive future looks like for her.
Our partners in the Future Positive initiative Medecins Sans Frontieres organized a fun-filled day, where community members got to learn more about and interact with community organizations working to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS in Khayelitsha.
The Future Positive youth reporters engaged with community members – sharing what they are learning and doing and recorded interviews, vox pops and poetry for their radio show ‘iKasi Youth Reporters’ on Zibonele community radio station. At their stall they had a ‘Message Corner’ for people to write messages and wishes and a ‘Listening Booth’ for people to ... Read More
This week, on the Radio Workshop – our weekly podcast – we hear from youth reporters in Ikageng in the North West province, part of the South Africa Young Reporters Network.
The youth reporters broadcast their show ‘Ghetto Genius’ on their community radio station every week, sharing their views on issues that affect their lives. Today they tell us about their relationship experience and why they think it is an important conversation.
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
Linking Generations Through Radio – is an open access handbook, which is inspired by children and youth who make up one-third of the world’s population. Many young people listen to radio but the chances of them being invited to produce interviews and programs, and express their opinions is very low.
Radio reaches over 95 per cent of people worldwide and several radio stations in Africa have more than a million listeners each! Children and young people make up an important percentage of this audience. But young people’s voices are still not heard in a consistent and recognized way. This radio toolkit provides examples to allow free exchange of ideas between girls and boys and increase awareness of radio producers and managers about ethical and legal requirements particularly when working with minors. It may serve as a routine training or programming handbook in radio stations, a reference and resource ... Read More