We use radio to amplify youth voices across Africa, giving them the skills and tools to speak about their lives
March 1st was Zero Discrimination Day, reminding us all that stigma and discrimination still affect many communities around the world.
Zero Discrimination Day is an annual day celebrated by the UN and other international organisations. On the UNAIDS website it states: ‘No one should ever be discriminated against because of their age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, race, ethnicity, language, health (including HIV) status, geographical location, economic status or migrant status, or for any other reason.’ Unfortunately, however, discrimination continues to undermine efforts to achieve a more just and equitable world. Many people face discrimination every day based on who they are or what they do.
Zero discrimination is an integral part of UNAIDS’ vision, and this year the focus was for zero discrimination in health-care settings. ‘The right to health is a fundamental human right that includes access to...
Recently, our popular youth pop-up radio station featured at the 13th International AIDS Impact Conference in Cape Town.
This conference is an international behavioral and psychosocial science conference that addresses issues related to HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care, focusing both globally and on specific communities and countries hardest hit by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. With the support of ViiV Healthcare, our CRF young reporters from different parts of South Africa dedicated five hours each day over the 3-day conference broadcasting topics related to youth-friendly services, treatment, during the course of the conference. The young reporters prepared, produced and broadcast magazine style shows, interviewing speakers, exhibitors and conference attendees. This is one of the 6 short videos we produced with Makhulu about the pop-up radio station that we shared widely on social media.
You can watch the other videos here on...
The #IASYouthVoices initiative returns with new stories from young people on how HIV affects their lives. ‘PrEP and Proud’ is Kyle’s story, the first in a series of six powerful films from across Africa.
“I feel like most young men who have sex with men are invisible in the eyes of health workers.” – Kyle, Johannesburg, South Africa.
In collaboration with the International AIDS Society, filmmakers Makhulu and photographer Sydelle Willow Smith, we share new stories and perspectives of youth who are speaking out about their experiences and needs in the HIV response. Kyle is a 21 year old man living in Johannesburg, South Africa. He speaks about the challenges of accessing Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), an anti-HIV medication that keeps HIV negative people from becoming infected.
We are in post production with Makhulu on more stories from Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. These films will be shared ahead of the...
Exfrontiers is a South African youth television programme on SABC3 that shares up-to -date, cool tech trends for teenagers. A few weeks ago, our youth from COSAT High School in Khayelitsha, and our project co-ordinator, Linda Daniels were featured on the show!
This weekly show showcases teens making strides in technology, and featuring the Childrens’s radio Foundation on this platform proves that radio is still very fresh, alive and relevant for today’s youth!
Koketso is a graduate youth reporter from our ‘Tswa Daar’ reporter group in Moutse, Limpopo, South Africa. She has since gone on to study at the University of Johannesburg. She shares her story on being involved with the project.
[BACKROUND INFO] I am 18 years old, and in a family of two brothers and two sisters, I am the last born. I was raised by both parents in a very disadvantaged family, but I never want to let my condition become my conclusion. I passed my Grade 12 in 2016 at Ramatshagalala Secondary School.
How did you get involved with the CRF?
I went for interviews they held at school as they wanted young people who can join Tswa-Daar on Moutse Community Radio Station.
How was the experience?
The experience has been amazing, life changing for me. I was working with a team that is so dedicated and with very supportive facilitators. I have learnt so much from this program. I now know how to research, produce and talk. I...