SPECIAL PROJECTS: Celebrating youth voices with 2016 Youth Radio Awards | Children's Radio Foundation

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The period around our annual Youth Radio Awards is always an exciting, busy time, as we prepare to welcome youth reporters from across South Africa to Cape Town! This year is no less as we get ready to welcome 40 reporters from the Young Reporters Network; the winners of the national Ubuntu Competition; our generous funders, the Templeton World Charity Foundation; and our CRF President and Chairperson.

The 2016 Youth Radio Awards is our fourth annual event, and once again, we will honour and celebrate the youth for the community stories around various social issues that they have captured and shared with their listeners. We’ll be honouring the Best Stories on Education, Xenophobia, Ubuntu,  Sexual and Reproductive Health, HIV/AIDS, Gender among others. The young reporters have produced stories and radio formats on these and other issues through the lens of ‘ubuntu’, which has been a focus topic over the last two years.

This year we also will celebrate the winner of our national Ubuntu Competition, Evangeline Mnisi from Limpopo, who beat over 600 entries with her beautiful essay about her experience of ubuntu. Listen to an interview with Evangeline in our Radio Workshop here on Soundcloud.

And if you are in Cape Town, don’t miss out and come and join us for a night of fun!

 

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