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


CRF Youth Reporter at AMARC community radio conference...read more.


Ubuntu Lab Youth Conference 2015...read more.


Brighton Kaoma from Zambia recognised as a Queens Young Leader...read more.

After an initial community consultation and some focus group discussions, the Children’s Radio Foundation conducted its first training in Bikoro, a small town surrounded by thick equatorial forest and mostly inhabited by Batwa Pygmies.

CRF successfully trained a group of 13 young reporters and 2 radio station-based facilitators as part of the activation of the new project site in Equateur.

Our youth radio project in Equateur focuses on promoting indigenous people’s rights and forms part of the national Young Reporters Network (YRN) that amplifies youth voices throughout the country. This new site is hosted by the community Radio Tohangi.

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For the last few months, CRF’s team in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been supporting local organisation Jeunialissime to build their own online radio show called Jeuniafrica.

The show focuses on youth rights in general and the rights of the LGBTI community in particular. In this issue, the presenters ask the following question to the listeners: “What would you do if your brother told you that he is gay?”. If you are french or lingala speaking, have listen here.

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Rock Girl participants demands an end to violence against girls and women, through their recent road trip in South Africa. From the 2nd to 11th of October, 16 teenage girls from South Africa and the United States traveled from Cape Town to the Kalahari Desert on the second Rock Girl Road Trip, sharing, learning and discovering.

The girls interviewed girls and women along the way, documenting their lives through radio and photography, and kept blogs about their journey. They also visited community radio stations, sending out Public Service Announcements and messages of support to girls in places far off the beaten track. With little to no cell service or access to services, the girls in the Northern Cape have no way to share their stories or expose the challenges that they face. Rock Girl reached out to girls in Matjiesfontein, Upington, Calvinia, and Springbok, learning about the lack of high schools,...

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The South African young academy of science (SAYAS) symposium held in Cape Town recently heard a very different contribution to the topic of science when the Optimistic Youth Reporters from the Centre of Science and Technology (COSAT) presented their questions and viewpoints as panelists at the conference.

Contributors to the symposium spoke about interactive and collaborative initiatives to get science translated to the public and not stuck in academic language that is hard to unpack for easy consumption and dissemination. The under-representation of Africa in science was another theme raised by the Optimistic Youth Reporters as well as other contributors to the conference.

The two day symposium saw academics from various scientific disciplines, including science fiction writers, a cartoonist and a musician, gather under the conference banner of “Fact, Fiction and Media: Re-imagining science engagement...

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The Agents of Change Foundation and their bright leaders, Brighton Kaoma and Josephine Pumulo made some marks in history recently, by representing 2 million young Zambians at an event announcing the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s).

On the weekend of the 25th to 27th September 2015, world leaders met to agree on a new set of Sustainable Development Goals. These will replace the Millennium Development Goals which expire at the end of 2015. On the eve of the announcement, various stakeholders including Agents of Change and its partners – Restless Development and Action2015 gathered together at Lusaka’s Government Complex to remind their leaders not to forget the young people as we move from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and to #LightTheWay to a new era. Agents of Change were selected to speak at this auspicious event, with Brighton speaking about a topic he is strongly passionate...

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