SPECIAL PROJECTS: World Radio Day 2018 | Children's Radio Foundation

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World Radio Day 2018 has come and gone, and we are richer for it! Young reporters from across our projects in Africa celebrated RADIO and its power to connect, advocate, and mobilize for positive transformation.

Across Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zambia, youth reporters create radio broadcasts to address a range of human rights issues they face in order to improve their lives, communities, and beyond. For World Radio Day 2018, an annual UNESCO observance day, youth reporters shared their ideas and thoughts on the power of RADIO. They sent us their photos and quotes answering ‘What does radio mean to you?’ which we shared across our social media platforms for World Radio Day. We are proud and deeply grateful to work with so many courageous and committed young people, mentors, radio station staff, partners and supporters!

Here are a handful of the inspiring and powerful quotes we received from our young reporters:

“Radio is the voice of change because it educates society,” said Khadija Ramadani, a young reporter with Mwanza Youth and Children’s Network in Tanzania.

“Radio gives us a platform where we can use our voice without being afraid. It takes us to levels where we are able to even speak in front of people!” says South Africa youth reporter Maletsatsi Ntleru from Radio Qwa-Qwa.

“Radio is for restoring my child rights” said Cedrick, one of the ‘Mugongo ya Mwana’ youth living on the street project in the DRC.

“Radio has the ability to unite the hearts and minds of people everywhere,” shared Rashid Malekela from Tanzania.

Daouda from Ivory Coast said, “For me, radio is the best way to express oneself freely, and radio is the most accessible way for people because it is less expensive”

Thank you for being part of the celebration where we remember the unique power of radio to touch lives and bring people together across every corner of the globe!

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