CHEERS: 2014 Youth Radio Awards | Children's Radio Foundation

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The "Ghetto Genius" Aganang Fm Young Reporters with their Unilever Award

On 15 June, 2013 CRF hosted the second annual South Africa Youth Radio Awards in Cape Town. 

The event coincided with Youth Day, and highlighted the right of children and youth to be heard. The Youth Radio Awards recognise the effort, passion and determination of the Young Reporters Network.

16 Nominees from eight sites across the country flew to Cape Town for a week-end packed with activities before putting on their party clothes for the much awaited Awards Ceremony.  In front of a packed room at the Castle of Good Hope – the oldest historical monument in the country –  the winners came to accept their Awards, some of them even breaking into a celebratory dance.

For Young Reporter Kaddishia Lewies, from the Radio Atlantis “Teen Express” group, winning the Best Site Award “was very unexpected, but it was amazing, great, overwhelming, wonderful. I am still shaking!” The message she wants to share with the youth of South Africa is the following: “Focus on the positive and always try something new, take risks because you never know how far that can take you. That’s tonight for me. It is a great achievement.” 

So it is for all of us at CRF!

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