As the second most deforested country and the largest producer of copper in Africa, Zambia faces considerable environmental challenges. Young people have identified their role in educating the wider population and our Young Reporters Network in Zambia does just that. Since 2009, we have trained 135 youth in nine project sites across Zambia. We currently work in five project sites: the Pan Afrikan Radio and Hot Fm in Lusaka; Radio Icengelo and Flava Fm in Kitwe, and KNC Radio situated in Kabwe.
With our local implementing partner, the Agents of Change Foundation (ACF) we work on the Unite4Climate Youth Radio project, where youth reporters produce and broadcast programs on issues around climate change, food security, and other critical environmental issues. Not only do they inform their peers, but they use radio broadcasts to organize youth to take action and get involved, including tree plantings, trash pick-ups and education awareness events. The aim is to build platforms for young people to speak openly about their experiences in ways that reflect the realities and challenges they face.
STATION STAFF TRAINED AS FACILITATORS | 135 YOUTH TRAINED AS REPORTERS