following project for 2013 was selected at a public meeting held on
17th January 2013
Childrens Radio Foundation: Tanzania Youth Radio Network
The Children’s Radio Foundation (CRF) empowers young people through
radio, giving them the tools and skills to tell share their experiences
in their own voices. With over 50 projects across five African
countries, we partner with local radio stations and community
organizations to create opportunities for broadcast, youth dialogue,
leadership, and social engagement. CRF is incorporated and registered
in the US and the UK, and its project office is located in Cape Town,
CRF trains youth reporters to use radio as a tool to start
conversations about pressing issues in their local communities. We
train youth to think critically, research, structure an argument,
consult community members, and conduct interviews. With assistance from
adult mentors at radio stations and community organizations, youth
broadcast weekly radio shows for their peers, and interact with their
audiences around issues like domestic violence, child rights, HIV/AIDS,
education, and the environment. During the training and production
process, young people develop confidence, critical thinking skills, and
communication skills that are applicable in the classroom, workplace,
and their communities.
Radio is the most effective medium to empower and inform young people
in Africa. In 2011, over 90% of African households had access to a
radio1 yet only 6.2% of the population logged on to the internet.2
Radio is easy to learn, inexpensive to produce, and has the ability to
reach millions in even the most remote corners of the continent.
Broadcasting in local languages and addressing community concerns,
radio facilitates development, youth participation, and the advancement
of human rights.
The full proposal can be downloaded by clicking on the project title.
Clicking on the charity's name will take you to the charity's own web sites.
like a printed copy of the full proposal, please phone or email Sylvia Vetta (739071) or Clive Rodgers