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


Youth Radio Awards 2014...read more.


Family Photo Day in Manenberg...read more.

Naiha (second from left) with the CRF UK team: Emmanuelle, Charlotte and Sophia

 On the 2nd July, Young Reporter Naiha Masih, her parents, and the CRF UK team went to the House of Commons in London to attend the “Youth Achievement Awards” event. This inspirational celebration was organized by the Universal Peace Federation, to honour young people for their exceptional involvement in projects impacting the lives of people around them and beyond.

While collecting her Award, Naiha gave a very inspiring speech relating to her experience visiting CRF Projects in Tanzania earlier this year, how that impacted her on a personal level as a young person, and strengthened her dedication to working with CRF. Naiha is also a member of the Youth Parliament where she was elected in 2013.

There were nine other Youth from across the country who were awarded in recognition of their contributions to NGOs and their communities. The awards were given to the young people by ... Read More

Our amazing 17 year-old youth reporter from Manenberg was recently chosen by the Cape Town based Woman Zone project for being such an inspiration for young girls in her community, both through her achievement with the CRF radio club and for being a  talented capoeirista (Capoeira is a brazilian martial art).

Woman zone held a ceremony at the Druiwevlei Community Centre on the 28th of June during which Bronwyn told her life story in front of a very emotional audience of family and friends before showing us some Capoeira kicks. Check her moves here!

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Today marks the end of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Children’s Health (PMNCH) Conference, which took place in Johannesburg.
Six of our CRF youth Reporters from South Africa and Tanzania were covering the Conference and on their last day, they got the amazing opportunity of interviewing Graca Machel, Chair of the PMNCH and former First Lady of South Africa.15 years-old Neema, from Mwanza in Tanzania, did an amazing job and admitted afterwards that her best moment was “the hug from Mama Graca”!  
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One of the many Red River pupils who got their photo taken during the event

On 6 June, a group of youth reporters, trained by CRF in collaboration with the NGO Rock Girl, interviewed the people of Manenberg, Cape Town, at the Red River Primary schools’ first family portrait day to find out what family means to them. For some it was the very first family portrait they have ever taken.

As children ran around the schoolyard, hundreds of family members and friends patiently waited in skews for Sipho Mpongo, a documentary photographer from Langa, to take their photographs against a simple black curtain.

The Rock Girl youth reporters prepared questions to ask organizers, parents, and friends about what family means to them while also having fun recording their own reflections from the day. Their work was edited into a 5-minute piece and aired on SA-FM for CRF’s weekly radio workshop show. The school organized a follow up exhibit on ... Read More

The "Ghetto Genius" Aganang Fm Young Reporters with their Unilever Award

On 15 June, 2013 CRF hosted the second annual South Africa Youth Radio Awards in Cape Town. 

The event coincided with Youth Day, and highlighted the right of children and youth to be heard. The Youth Radio Awards recognise the effort, passion and determination of the Young Reporters Network.

16 Nominees from eight sites across the country flew to Cape Town for a week-end packed with activities before putting on their party clothes for the much awaited Awards Ceremony.  In front of a packed room at the Castle of Good Hope – the oldest historical monument in the country –  the winners came to accept their Awards, some of them even breaking into a celebratory dance.

For Young Reporter Kaddishia Lewies, from the Radio Atlantis “Teen Express” group, winning the Best Site Award “was very unexpected, but it was amazing, great, overwhelming, wonderful. I am still shaking!” The ... Read More

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