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The Learning Room is an online platform that places the work of Children’s Radio Foundation in dialogue with youth, educators, other organizations and experts in order to interact, exchange methods, and participate in building a global network. We invite you to look, see, hear and read about the tools we use in our youth-centered programs.


  • HIV & AIDS Stigma and Discrimination

    HIV-related stigma and discrimination refers to prejudice, negative attitudes and abuse directed at people living with HIV and AIDS.

  • What's so different for women?

    Stigma and discrimination are challenges for everyone with HIV, but women in particular can also face these issues.

  • Youth Pulse: A Study with HIV Positive Adolescents

    What are the lived experiences of HIV+ adolescents accessing sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services and antiretroviral treatment (ART)? Read about Youth Pulse, a study with a cohort of 850+ HIV-positive adolescents, that aims to promote ART adherence and SRH service access among HIV+ adolescents.

  • Unravelling The Contexts of Stigma

    Catherine Campbell of the London School of Economics seeks to further our understanding of the practices through which stigma is perpetuated, produced, and reproduced. She argues that social and community psychology is central to informing interventions to reduce stigma.

  • Caregiver Social Support on Adolescent Psychological Outcomes in AIDS-Affected Communities

    This analysis examines the relationship between caregiver social support and adolescent psychosocial outcomes in HIV-endemic resource-scarce Southern African communities.

  • Handbook title: Gender Health and Justice Research Unit Schools Project

    66 Classroom classroom activities designed to support teachers to deal with ‘taboo topics’ like gender, gender and power, sex and sexual health, teen dating, domestic violence, sexual offences, gender and popular culture.

  • Future Positive Toolkit: A Guide for Facilitating Youth Radio Dialogues around HIV and AIDS

    A practical guide for future positive members that produce radio programmes and work with and for youth

  • Linking Generations through Radio: UNESCO Toolkit for Developing Youth Radio Projects at Community Radio Stations in Africa

    Linking Generations through Radio: A toolkit from Africa for radio with children and youth

  • How to Start Your Own Youth Radio Toolkit

    This UNICEF and Children Radio Foundation sponsored Youth Radio Toolkit teaches you how to make your own radio shows.

  • A Toolkit from Africa: Linking Generations Through Radio (Swahili)

    Kuunganisha Vizazi Kupita Radio: A toolkit from Africa for radio with children and youth

  • Comment produire vos propres programmes de radio: Manuel Pour Les Jeunes

    Comment produire vos propres programmes de radio: Manuel pour les jeunes

    (UNICEF et Children’s Radio Foundation)

  • Comment Produire vos Propres Programmes de Radio: Manuel des Formateurs

    Comment produire vos propres programmes de radio: manuel des formateurs

    (UNICEF et Children’s Radio Foundation)

  • How to Start Your Own Youth Radio in Your Community: Facilitators Manual

    This UNICEF and Children’s Radio Foundation sponsored Youth Radio Toolkit teaches you how to make your own radio shows. This is the manual for facilitators.

  • DRC LGBT Manuel pour les Jeunes 2016

    Comment produire vos propres programmes de radio. Manuel pour les jeunes Ce manuel à été crée en 2016 en consultation avec nos partenaires LGBTI en République Démocratique du Congo pour les assister dans l’élaboration et la diffusion de programmes radio visant à faire diminuer le stigma et la discrimination.

  • DRC Manuel pour les jeunes 2016

    Comment produire vos propres programmes de radio. Manuel pour les jeunes. Ce manuel à été créé en 2016 pour assister les jeunes reporters en République Démocratique du Congo à produire leurs propres émissions. Il s’attache particulièrement aux questions de sensibilisation et plaidoyer communautaires.

  • DRC Manuel des formateurs 2016

    Comment créer un projet de radio pour les jeunes de votre communauté. Manuel des formateurs Ce manuel à été créé en 2016 pour assister radio locales et ONGs désireuses de se lancer des des projets radio-jeunes et plus particulièrement pour nos partenaires en République Démocratique du Congo.

  • How to get the most out of your LGBTI Peer Education Programme - a Critical Reflection Manual for East and Southern Africa

    This guide describes the steps necessary for planning and monitoring a peer education programme, as well as identifying and training LGBTI peer educators. Additionally, it contains examples and stories of LGBTI peer education programmes in Southern and Eastern Africa.

  • Young HIV Advocates Cookbook

    The International AIDS Society (IAS) has partnered with youth advocates to assemble a “cookbook” outlining the essential ingredients and recipes that young people can use to build a stronger HIV response in their own communities. The aim is to show the many different ways and opportunities that young people can join the HIV response on different levels, on social media, in their local communities, at work and in global advocacy forums.

    Three CRF Young Reporters that attended the 2016 International AIDS Conference in Durban South Africa, are featured in this book.

  • Sexual and Reproductive Health Toolkit 2017

    This is CRF’s first comprehensive Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Toolkit! It gives step by step guidance to creating impactful, advocacy-driven youth-led radio shows and community outreach events. It gives you the theoretical insight and the practical know-how of how to go about sharing life-saving and empowering information with other young people and the broader community.

    This toolkit was created with the support of the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation, who have a vested interest in health equity, and quality health outcomes for young people.

  • Broadcasting Live Radio Programs on Disaster Preparedness and Response through Community Radio Stations: Guideline

  • Financial Inclusion Youth Toolkit

    This toolkit shares The Children’s Radio Foundation communication campaign model focused on radio, and the tools and the pedagogical approach used in the implementation of the Mastercard Foundation-funded Kilimo Mtaji pilot project in Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in 2017-2018.

    The communication campaign model used is a combination of regular youth-led radio shows and outreach activities on the topics of financial literacy and agriculture in ten communities across the two countries. The toolkit also captures the project’s learnings for replication and future upscaling.

  • Report title: Commonwealth

    Author: Lesedi Mogoathle, Future Positive Project Director

    The Commonwealth Foundation awarded the Future Positive project with a grant of £57,500 over 24 months. With this grant, the Children’s Radio Foundation will train 12 facilitators to lead radio training workshops for 70 young people, increasing airtime allocated to discussions about HIV/AIDS by 200% and creating over 200 hours of relevant content directed at young people. The following report was compiled by the Future Positive Management team at the end of year 1.

  • Reflection title: Being an equal participant in HIV schooling

    Author: Farhana Jacobs, Future Positive Trainer/Coordinator Facilitating radio sessions on HIV and stigma with the Future Positive Young reporters has been a ever changing learning space. I came in e...

  • Reflection title: Encouraging youth to disclose their HIV status

    Author: Lesedi Mogoatlhe, Future Positive Project Director Working in an environment such as a clinic, one treads a thin line when it comes to encouraging youth to speak what’s in their hearts-w...

  • Reflection title: Jesse McGleughlin on her experience with The Children's Radio Foundation's facilitation methods

    Author: Jesse McGleughlin, Future Positive Intern, 2015 “We must not just educate young people for employment. We must educate young people to have something of their own, to find a reason in li...

  • Reflections title: Creating a two-stream strategy for our DRC LGBTI radio show

    Author: Clémence Petit-Perrot, Programme Director, Children’s Radio Foundation The recent news that our radio show Jeuniafrica, was finally going to be broadcast on FM radio brought an overw...