Mobilizing radio

to respond to
the pandemic

Our response

In partnership with UNICEF and other public health organizations, the Children’s Radio Foundation is focusing on re-directing our youth radio networks to safely respond to the needs of listeners in individual communities by providing critical and up-to-date information on COVID-19. As much as possible, we will provide resources that are specifically relevant to young people and to the different local realities we work across the African continent.

How to report on COVID-19

To ensure the safety of our 750 Youth Reporters during the COVID-19 crisis, all in-person reporting, and broadcasting activities have been suspended and replaced by remote reporting and broadcasting. We have developed curriculum material and trained our Youth Reporters to equip them to adjust and still have their voices heard in this new reality. The resources are also being shared beyond our Network to radio stations across the continent currently grappling with the same challenges.


COVID-19 stories

Since 2010, the Children's Radio Foundation has been helping radio stations get listeners across Africa speaking about HIV/AIDS & Ebola. Our youth reporters know how to address misinformation & stigma. Help them address vaccine hesitancy this Giving Tuesday.
November 30, 2021
Our youth reporters speak about how COVID-19 is not the only thing leaving them feeling unsafe.
November 13, 2020
A candid diary from Nokuthula Mabuza about her emotional roller-coaster ride through self-isolation as she recovers from mild COVID-19.
October 8, 2020
Our host Puseletso takes us on a journey around South Africa to hear from high school students who have been experiencing both the ups and downs of online learning.
September 25, 2020
Londeka from the Queer Platform Reporters talks about the strain that the lockdown has had on her mental health as a queer woman, and how it has affected some of her peers.
August 19, 2020
While youth reporters from around South Africa all agree that lockdown has helped the country contain the spread of COVID-19, they can’t help but feel concern for the negative impact it’s had on vulnerable communities.
August 13, 2020

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