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Ten young reporters from Wallingford, in the UK spent some time in Western Kenya in October last year, volunteering, interacting with other young people, and sharing experiences as school-going youth.

The 10-day visit by a team of young reporters from Wallingford School to rural Musanda village was facilitated by the Nasio Trust. The UK youth visited daycare centres, the maternity wing of a hospital, and the homes of local people. They also helped build a basic house for a widowed community member in need and volunteered at a medical foot care event at a primary school, in partnership with the Kenya Red Cross.

But perhaps the most exciting aspect of the trip was the radio interchange sessions between the British and Kenyan youth! After learning some basic skills in using the recorders from the Wallingford youth, everyone participated in conducting interviews with each other. They had some lively debates...

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We are excited to share this radio story with you about the Optimistic Youth Reporters on BBC World Service. These confident, media-savvy reporters from Khayelitsha have been getting a lot of media coverage in the last few weeks, as news of the new high school radio gets around!

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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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