Radio for Peace Building Award
Our South African Youth Reporters from Lebowakgomo in the Limpopo Province of South Africa won the 2013 Youth Award in the Radio for Peacebuilding Africa (RFPA) Competition. Our 17 year old youth reporter Taetso Mphahlele, accepted the award in Kigali, Rwanda at the RFPA Awards Ceremony on behalf of his team’s show ‘Boom Talk’. “I am really excited that we won this award because it shows that we are making a difference in our community about issues that affect our peers”, says Taetso. The RFPA Awards recognize quality radio programs that contribute to building peace and tolerance in the continent.
Taetso, alongside Thato Rachamose and Chris Chuene, researched, produced and presented the award-winning program on cyberbulling. “We’d noticed that there were a lot of people who were affected by bullying on Facebook and other social media networks”, reflects Thato. The three classmates have been members of the South Africa Young Reporters Network since 2011.
The Children's Radio Foundation received additional awards and accolades in 2013, and grew considerably as a recognizable global brand.
Finalist in South Africa's MTN Radio Journalist Awards in the "Community Project" category.
CRF became part of the Clinton Global Initiative through its work on youth leadership at our community radio project sites.
From January to December 2013, CRF received requests from 60 community radio stations in Africa to assist with developing a local youth radio project.