We use radio to amplify youth voices across Africa, giving them the skills and tools to speak about their lives
'Boom Talk' Youth Reporters win big!...read more.
Thatho Rachamose, 17 years old...read more.
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Future Positive ‘Ikasi’ Youth Reporter Zuko Mkutyukelwa gives us a slice of fun from the Valentine’s Day event which took place on Friday.
The Future Positive Youth Reporters hosted an event on the 14 February in celebration of ‘loving yourself’ at the Nolungile Youth Clinic in Khayelitsha Site C. The event was attended by clinic staff, youth members and the local community.
The day was filled with live debates, free candy floss and spot prizes, and guests performing included Jazzart Dance Theatre and Daddy Spencer.
Koki the one and only: Youth Reporter at Moutse Community Radio in Limpopo, South Africa from Children's Radio Foundation on Vimeo.
Today we are celebrating World Radio Day!
As the media landscape evolves, radio remains the medium that reaches the widest audience, over 95% of the population worldwide. There are 7 billion people on the planet, half of them are under the age of 30.*
Considering these numbers, it is vital to create spaces of broadcast for youth with youth and by youth.
Every Saturday morning from 8am to 8.30am a group of young reporters meet to
broadcast their weekly show ‘Tswa Daar’ on Moutse Community Radio Services in
Limpopo, South Africa. They’ve been trained to research, produce and host their youth focused programme live on air. “Before I had a lack of confidence but now, after the project, like I’m too confident I can even stand in front of many people and express my feelings and ideas to them”, says 18-year-old Koketso Seshoka.
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In 2013 the Children’s Radio Foundation UK received a grant from Kennington Oversea’s Aid, an Oxfordshire based community organisation who carried out a number of fundraising events over the course of one year to support two radio youth projects within the Young Reporters Network in Tanzania.
The first of these two projects is based on the island of Zanzibar, where CRF’s Young Reporter Network Tanzania works with the local radio station, Zenji FM to train children and youth from Zapha+, an NGO that is committed to uniting and supporting people living with HIV/AIDS. The second project site is in Moshi, in the north east of Tanzania where CRF has partnered with Radio Sauti ya Injili who facilitates the training of young people who are living and working on the streets and are supported by NGO Mkombozi, meaning ... Read More
Today is International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. Female genital mutilation (FGM) comprises all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons, and is recognized internationally as a violation of the human rights of girls and women.
At Radio Cape Mount in Liberia, youth reporters debated the issue of female genital mutilation and challenged commonly held opinions on the roles of girls in society. Our CRF Lead Trainer Lesedi Mogoatlhe shares their experience of how the community reacted to the youth reporters views.
NAME OF REPORTER
Thato Rachamose, 17 years old
Lebowakgomo, South Africa
South Africa Young Reporters Network site at Greater Lebowakgomo FM in Limpopo Province, their youth show is called ‘Boom Talk’
I was part of the first group of young people that were trained in 2011 to become youth reporters. Together we started ‘Boom Talk’, a radio show about youth issues that goes by the tagline, “By the youth, for the youth, it’s Boom Talk!” And is broadcast on the local community radio station GLFM every Saturday at 9 am.
Today as one of the oldest members, I am the main producer of the show and often one of the presenters.
On Saturdays, we get to the radio station just before our show, get on air at 9am and then after our ... Read More