TALK TO A PARENT: Nosipho Msutwana | Children's Radio Foundation

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Twins Avuyile and Agcobile were ‘Breaking New Grounds’ youth reporters at Forte FM in Alice, a rural town in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. They have since graduated out of our programme as they are currently in their final year of school. Their mother Nosipho shares her views about the involvement of her children with the Children’s Radio Foundation.

Name of parent: Nosipho Msutwana

Location: Eastern Cape, Alice.

Name of children: Twins Avuyile and Agcobile Msutwana

Age: 17 years old

How did you come to enroll your children in the CRF program? I wanted them to be busy when they were out of the school environment. I did not know that radio would influence them so much that they would become so well informed.

How long have your children been a part of the program? They enrolled at different times, one started in December 2015 and the other January 2016.

What difference do you think the program has made in your child’s life? How have you seen him/her grow? I saw many changes, they are busy and I want their little brother to follow their footsteps. I never dreamt that they would fly and be in Cape Town, I have never been to Cape Town myself and could never afford to send them to Cape Town.

What difference do you think the program has made in the community? I did not think that they would understand the environment that they are in and be able talk about it on radio. But the topic I would never forget that they talked about is about physical fitness. Also they once talked about the experiences of starting out at a new school.


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