A new generation

Radio>> Politics • North Darfur

Published: Saturday 04 July 2015

imageOn April 15, 2014, in El Fasher, North Darfur, UNAMID, in collaboration with the country’s Ministry of Social Affairs, officially launched Voices of Children, the first Darfuri radio programme made by children, for children. The programme, produced by six children from camps for displaced people, though, has been on air for nearly two months. It is designed to provide entertainment and information, and encourage the involvement of children in the peace process.

UNAMID Radio has established a scholarship to pay the school fees of the young journalists. Says, Taj Alasafia, a 15-year-old student who recently won a national award for Best Radio Producer for his role in the programme: “I want to be heard on the radio discussing issues of concern within the community.” Khalil Abdallah Adam, North Darfur’s Minister of Social Affairs, says, “We have to inculcate the values of peaceful coexistence in our children.”

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