Eight sites across the country of our project in Tanzania reaches more than 5 million listeners. CRF’s oldest national program, the Young Reporters Network (YRN) in Tanzania has seen tremendous results, with radio stations reporting increased listenership and hundreds of skilled youth. There are 175 young reporters at present, spread across Mwanza, Dar es Salaam, Kahama, Mbeya, Iringa, Zanzibar (Unguja and Pemba Islands) and Dar es Salaam where the YRN counts two sites. The young reporters focus on civic education and engagement, girl child rights and early pregnancies, HIV and AIDS.
The Mwanza Youth and Children Network (MYCN) is the YRN local implementing partner, and with funding support through UNICEF Tanzania, they co-ordinate the YRN in Tanzania. MYCN supervises the Young Reporters Network group in Mwanza and works closely with four other partner organizations; HUHESO Foundation, Save the Children, Restless Development and ZAPHA+.
STATION STAFF TRAINED AS FACILITATORS | 175 YOUTH TRAINED AS REPORTERS