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

The Children’s Radio Foundation launches two new project sites in Ivory Coast.  This brings our total up to 10 project sites across the country, and with it a whole new cohort of enthusiastic young people on their way to producing powerful radio.

Without a CRF team on the ground in Ivory Coast, we rely on the help of our implementing partners, Association des Scouts Catholiques de Cote d’Ivoire and UNICEF  Cote D’Ivoire, to train and support our youth reporters. Our most recent training session, facilitated by Clemence Petit-Perrot and Leader Kanyiki took place in Daloa in central Ivory Coast, and was geared towards equipping our implementing partners, our trainers and our youth reporters with the skills they’ll need to run our two new sites – one in Daloa and one in Soubré, which brings the total number of CRF sites up to 10 across the Ivory Coast.

15 young reporters have been recruited at each...

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Vuyo, a young person from Mitchell’s Plein in Cape Town, talks about his challenges of commuting to school that is far from his home. He shares his views about the benefits of living in the inner city, and why he feels it would be safer for him and his family.

He supports the campaign by Reclaim the City for affordable housing in the the inner city. Take a listen.

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Young reporters Wily, 16 years old and Ines, 17 years old, meet with parents in the streets of Abidjan to discuss behavior of adolescents at home, for the weekly radio show. Our Ivory Coast youth reporters broadcast a weekly show from 10 different community radio stations across the country.  

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