A not-for-profit organization based in Cape Town, South Africa, the Children’s Radio Foundation (CRF) gives young people the skills and tools to make their voices heard and to engage in dialogue about important community issues. Working in six African countries, CRF partners with local radio stations and community organizations to train youth as radio reporters and broadcasters.
We see radio as a tool for talk—as a means of facilitating conversations outside of everyday interactions and providing a sounding board for local concerns and realities. Our radio training workshops set the stage for young people to share their experiences, to interview their peers and community members, and through regular radio broadcasts, to reach out to their community. CRF has over 800 trained youth radio reporters in operation in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zambia, working in schools, community centers, hospitals, and radio stations.