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Vaaltar FM and CRF run local training workshops for young people

Children's Radio Foundation/Lerato Maduna

The workshops aim to stimulate debate on issues affecting young people

Children's Radio Foundation/Lerato Maduna

The trainees learn technical and editorial radio production skills

Children's Radio Foundation/Lerato Maduna

Topics covered include education, HIV, employment and governance

Children's Radio Foundation/Lerato Maduna

The workshops help build dialogues between adults and young people

Children's Radio Foundation/Lerato Maduna

Young people can choose to talk about topics that interest or concern them

Children's Radio Foundation/Lerato Maduna

CRF strives to ensure that girls feel confident to get involved in projects

Children's Radio Foundation/Lerato Maduna

Vaaltar’s Youth Connection show gives young people a platform to speak

Children's Radio Foundation/Lerato Maduna

Radio is vital in Sub-Saharan Africa, where widespread poverty, unreliable electricity and limited literacy often make other media, such as the internet and television, far less accessible.
 
Media access is often particularly constrained in rural communities. This makes radio even more valuable as a tool for spreading information, driving debates on social and political issues, and strengthening people’s capacity to hold decision-makers to account.
 
This photo gallery shows radio training workshops for young people in Taung, a small town in South Africa’s North West province. The workshops are run by Vaaltar FM, a community radio station that broadcasts to 230,000 people, with support from the Children’s Radio Foundation (CRF).