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


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


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It’s been more than two weeks since schools re-opened. In this radio workshop, Cape Town pupils reflect on 2014, the first week of school and they also share their goals for 2015.

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21-year-old Brighton Kaoma will be awarded the Queen of England’s Young Leader Award for his leadership skills and efforts to change his community.  He is currently a youth reporter for the Children’s Radio Foundation of South Africa, Zambia’s United Nations International Children’s Education Fund (UNICEF) Climate Change ambassador, and the co-founder of Agents of Change foundation.

Brighton is one of the first two Zambians (out of 60 exception young leaders in the Commonwealth) to receive this prestigious award.

“I believe in using radio and low-cost communication technologies to educate young people.” says Brighton.

Future Positive youth reporters take a unique approach to conversations on HIV and AIDS. In a radio program offered by Children’s Radio Foundation (CRF) in Partnership with Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), the 45 trained youth reporters have steered away from producing traditional HIV-themed health messaging targeting behaviour change. The radio club opts rather to focus on stories of lived experiences of HIV – the challenges, the strategies for success, and the multi-layered conversations that resonate with youth.

The most successful of the interventions created by the youth project has been the monthly events at Nolungile Youth Clinic in Site C. The youth-led events look to collaborate with local artists who perform on the open microphone, in between candid talks from visiting speakers. The event is held together by an open debate allowing the youth reporters to meaningfully engage and involve visiting and clinic-using youth around the chosen topic. Some of ... Read More

CRF partnered with Butterflies, an Indian NGO, to train youth reporters on how to craft stories using radio.

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Young radio reporters in Liberia will soon be broadcasting programmes to teach people there about how to prevent the spread of Ebola.

The Children’s Radio Foundation, led in the UK by Anglican priest Charlotte Bannister-Parker, has worked hard to build up this network of youth reporters across 29 of the country’s radio stations.

The charity exists to provide young people in countries across Africa with the skills to make impactful radio and connect them with local radio stations where their packages can be aired.

“We already have an army of young people who are active youth reporters,” said the Revd Bannister-Parker, “So what we’re doing now is putting together an Ebola Health Information Pack (EHIP) to send out to their 29 stations containing accurate, effective information about Ebola.

Radio for young people by young people

Over the years CRF quickly learned from young people in the countries where they ... Read More

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