We use radio to amplify youth voices across Africa, giving them the skills and tools to speak about their lives
‘Mungongo ya Mwana’ (the voice of a child) is one of our projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that provides a media platform to Kinshasa-based street youth to talk about issues affecting them and reach out to the community at large to reduce the levels of discrimination against street kids, and discourage the child witchcraft accusation phenomenon that is critical in children being sent to street.
After a successful pilot phase in 2015, the 20 newly trained young reporters have been producing and pre-recording their weekly radio shows using the various radio formats, including audio interview, audio commentary, audio profiling, audio debate, PSA and others.
The group is preparing to launch this weekend its broadcast program at the local partner radio station REMAG based at the local market of Gambela in Kinshasa. Young reporters have been producing and pre-recording weekly shows since the end of January 2016 after receiving their foundation training, and while waiting for the completion of the installation of the donated radio equipment at REMAG.
Stay tuned to REMAG for more on ‘Mungongo ya Mwana’!
These are some pictures of young reporters in action.
Dorcas, Jean-luc and Jonathan recording a PSA
Reporter, Joseph Malula interviews doctor in charge Patricia Tumika from REEJER, the Kinshasa-based consortium of street youth organisations
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