RADIO IS AFRICA'S FIRST CHOICE
In 2011, only 6.2% of Africans logged on to the internet. Over 80% have access to a radio, making it a crucial source of information.
RADIO IS ON THE RISE
Community radio is taking off across Africa. Between 2000 and 2006 the sector grew by 1386%.
RADIO IS EASY TO LEARN
Radio requires minimal technical expertise. Young people are able to learn production and broadcast skills easily.
RADIO SKILLS ARE LIFE SKILLS
Learning how to interview, research, and produce a radio show empowers youth, builds their confidence, communication skills, and critical thinking.
RADIO IS PORTABLE
Radio can follow you from place to place, wherever you are and whatever you're doing. It works in places where electricity is not a given.
RADIO REACHES THE HARD-TO-REACH
Radio is the only form of media in many remote, isolated places. It broadcasts where newspapers and television signals don't reach.
RADIO BUILDS COMMUNITY
Radio is often the heartbeat of communities across Africa. It reflects the concerns of the day, and speaks to local realities. It is a dialogue starter, and an information hub.
YOUTH RADIO PROJECTS ARE INEXPENSIVE
Radio stations require limited funds to run. It is possible to reach millions of youth on the African continent in a cost-effective way.