Among the pressing issues in her community, Zambian youth reporter, Towela wanted her radio broadcasts to address the high rates of teenage pregnancy across Zambia. She realized that young girls didn’t have access to basic health information and weren’t aware of services available to them at local clinics.
On this Earth Day and every day, we at the Children’s Radio Foundation celebrate brave young people like Tony who ask difficult questions, seek out solutions, and more than anything, understand the critical role they play in solving some of the world’s biggest problems.
This is the VibeFM community radio station in KwaMashu, on the outskirts of Durban, South Africa. Every week, Monde meets the Vibrant Youth Reporters – teenage journalists trained by the Children’s Radio Foundation – to help them produce and broadcast radio shows on issues that impact their lives and community.