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Sophia Stone

LOCATION

Oxford, UK

Since September 2013, Sophia has been the International Development Coordinator of the Children’s Radio Foundation, supporting the UK Director in all aspects of running CRF-UK’s office. Sophia supports, coordinates and project manages CRF’s work ranging from fundraising, events, advocacy, finances, office administration, internal & external communications and strategic development.

What is your background & how did you get involved with CRF?

I have a degree in International Development & Sociology during which I focused on Human Rights. I have worked in Ghana on the Millennium Development Goals in youth, citizenship, poverty, and education as an Assistant Researcher and I also contributed towards research outputs for the Economic Social Research Council in the UK. I have gained exposure to development issues from extensive overseas travel, and voluntary commitment to numerous Social...

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Mathapelo, YRN SA Project Manager

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Mathapelo Mofokeng

LOCATION
Cape Town

Since March 2014, Mathapelo is the Project Manager for the Young Reporters Network in South Africa. She coordinates 275 youth reporters across 18 sites in all nine provinces of South Africa, assisting with direct program support, new project development and community-based partnerships.

What is your background and how did you get involved with CRF?
I’ve been a production member in various commercials as well as international and South African feature films. Production is a logistically heavy job and so when i heard of the CRF  Project Manager vacancy, it was an opportunity to align my logistical abilities with my outreach shaped heart.

What makes you excited to go to work everyday?
The opportunity to be able towards what i think is the ‘bigger picture’ in my life. Though my involvement is from a logistical and project managerial end, my aim is  to work towards discovering and...

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Nina, Assistant Director of CRF

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Nina Callaghan

LOCATION
Cape Town

Nina is the Assistant Director at CRF administering the SA board, local partnerships, is a youth media trainer and producer for CRF’s weekly radio show, The Radio Workshop. Before joining CRF she spent eight years as a television journalist and sub-editor. She completed a Higher Diploma in Library and Information Science working as a children’s librarian and went on to devise and perform theatre locally and in the UK.

What is your background and how did you get involved with CRF?
I have a background in children’s library services, physical theatre and television journalism. It’s a mixed bag of different skills that really comes together so well working at CRF – that combination of youth development, storytelling and broadcast. When I was a children’s librarian at a community library I learned what children’s needs were, how best to respond to them that had the most impact. When I heard about...

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