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


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Youth Reporters from Siviwe House in Woodstock had the opportunity to experience a live TV show from behind the scenes as guests at Ukulele Media studios in Cape Town. Hectic 99 is a TV Youth show which speaks about issues related to young people in South Africa and the world.
The youth reporters described the excursion afterwards as an eye -opening education in how a television show is made. They relished the opportunity to meet and spend some time doing recorded interviews with well known television celebrities.
The recordings at the studio were part of a broader radio feature that the youth reporters put together about television and its role in how society consumes information and general entertainment.
Siviwe is a registered residential Child and Youth Care Centre for young girls who have previously lived, worked or begged on the streets of Cape Town, or who ... Read More

Our own Lesedi Mogoatlhe, Project Director for Future Positive project is featured as a Commonwealth Writer for the Commonwealth Foundation blog. This is her blog post:

I have been working as a trainer for the Children’s Radio Foundation in a project called Future Positive since 2012. The Future Positive radio project is based within a youth clinic in the township of Khayelitsha, Cape Town. The clinic offers important health services to young people between the ages of 12 and 25, some of these include: termination of pregnancy, family planning as well as STI and HIV testing and treatment.

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), are running a great programme where youth who test positive, can access free treatment and participate in a support group that offers additional education about living with HIV. Children’s Radio Foundation was brought on board to enhance the psychosocial support through the way of a radio ... Read More

Children’s Radio Foundation are training mentors and young people in Cape Town to use radio as a tool to get young people talking about HIV/AIDS in their community.

Stigma has been identified as the most significant challenge for people living with HIV and AIDS, stopping many from accessing health services early.

A project entitled ‘Future Positive’ will train 12 facilitators to lead radio training workshops for 70 young people, increasing airtime allocated to discussions about HIV/AIDS by 200% and creating over 200 hours of relevant content directed at young people.

– See more at: http://www.commonwealthfoundation.com/grants/giving-voice-young-people-hiv-and-aids-south-africa#sthash.a59V6cLq.6DKRNMb5.dpuf

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It has been a philosophy and a living concept that shaped human relations across hundreds of years, but many people are beginning to question Ubuntu…asking, “What is it really? Is it alive today? We hear reflections from the youth on the streets of Cape Town, South Africa.

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The Children’s Radio Foundation have reported some exciting project developments that have occurred in 2014, including their work on World Aids Day.

The most successful of this years interventions have been the live monthly radio broadcasts at Nolungile Youth Clinic (Cape Town, South Africa). The youth-led events host candid talks from visiting speakers, and entertain with local artists who perform on the open mic. The event is held together by an open debate allowing the youth reporters to meaningfully engage visiting and clinic-using youth around the chosen topic. Some of the topics selected over the course of the project have included ‘Freedom in Health’, ‘Imagining Our Future: an HIV-free Africa’, and ‘Loving yourself: self-love as a way to prevent infection’. Due to an ongoing LGBTI focus within the radio broadcasts, the events also have created a sense of community for members of the local LGBTI community. The clinic has become ... Read More

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