Our stories

The scope
and reach

of our radio work

Youth reporters have the unique ability to both share information & engage with community voices in the complex battle against deforestation.
September 14, 2021
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.
July 1, 2021
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.
April 22, 2021
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.
November 30, 2020
The Vibrant Youth reporters have spent the last two years using radio to raise awareness about gun violence, to advocate for a safer community, to build partnerships, and to start conversations about healing and togetherness in the township of KwaMashu.
March 2, 2020
LGBTI+ advocacy group, Jeunialissime, uses the power of radio to combat discrimination and to get LGBTI+ youth in DRC speaking about their lives and their concerns.
November 27, 2019
Young reporters at Alex FM in the township of Alexandra, South Africa are working to build safer communities by speaking out against gun violence.
November 27, 2019
Before becoming a youth reporter at her local radio station in Kitwe, Zambia, Purity didn't have the confidence to challenge her family's behaviour towards its HIV positive members.
November 27, 2019
I WAS UNHAPPY. I felt the problem was surely mine. I lost myself. Time and time again. I cried myself to sleep. I couldn’t share with my family and friends. Here I lie a broken mind, soul and heart. So enclosed against the wall. So many thoughts. I had to escape them all.
November 27, 2019
Tanzanian young reporters are producing and broadcasting radio shows that illustrate how farming can lead to individual prosperity and country-wide economic growth.
November 27, 2019
The Breaking New Ground youth reporters use their radio shows to get their community talking about HIV, and to encourage young people to accept their HIV status and take ownership of their health.
November 27, 2019
As part of the Unite4Climate Radio Initiative, Beatrice is using the power of radio to challenge mindsets and shift attitudes around environmental attitudes.
November 27, 2019
Our multi-country climate change and low-impact living project, Earth, Our Home, involves 50 local radio stations and 750 youth reporters in five countries, making it our largest project to date.
August 1, 2019