Young Reporters in South Africa giving a helping hand to spreading a lifesaving message
12 October 2013 - “Teen Express” from Radio Atlantis near Cape Town won this year’s UNICEF and Unilever Young Reporters Challenge. Pictured here are Sunique Matthews, Monique Hansen, Neorisha Julius, Jumain Fisher and Jean-Lique Andries with their certificates and trophy at the awards ceremony. Read more>>
Sinking her teeth into a male-dominated career field
09 October 2013 - The young woman’s smile lights up her face as she puts on the white lab coat that she has grown accustomed to wearing every day. As Nokulunga Dladla’s leaves her apartment dressed for class, the nineteen-year-old student knows that every day is bringing her one step closer to fulfilling her dream of becoming a dentist, one step closer to being called Doctor Dladla. Read more>>
Young reporters honoured on National Youth Day at South Africa’s first ever Youth Radio Awards
Cape Town, 17 June 2013 – Dozens of young reporters and their community radio stations across the country were honoured this weekend at the Youth Radio Awards ceremony, which was held on Sunday June 16, coinciding with National Youth Day.
The event recognised the talent of reporters and community radio stations that are part of the Young Reporters Network – a nationwide network based on a partnership between UNICEF, the Children’s Radio Foundation and the Department of Basic Education. More than 180 children and young people are part of the network. Read more>>
Former GEM/BEM members enables others despite her own disability
29 May 2013 - Benedictor Mokoena (18) lost the use of her legs during a car accident, but this brave young woman was determined to finish her school career at the mainstream school she attended before the accident. Now a first year student at university, she is more determined than ever to challenge misconceptions regarding children living with disability. Read more>>
Young reporters embracing the power of storytelling
A nationwide youth reporter network is generating powerful stories as told through the eyes of children.Youth in South Africa face a number of challenges – such as teenage pregnancy, substance abuse, HIV and high unemployment. Behind every one of these challenges, however, there are stories to be told, but not only from an adult perspective. Children also have the right to be heard on issues affecting their lives, but their voices are often not heard. Read more>>
Sport for Development making a difference
UNICEF recognises that sport and play can be powerful vehicles for working with disadvantaged and vulnerable children. Regular physical activity is essential for the physical, mental, psychological and social development of children and teens. Sport is also an ideal entry point for child, youth and community programmes. This is the concept for 'sport for development' -- that sport is not just an end in itself, but also an effective tool to achieve goals in health, education, gender equality, HIV and AIDS and child protection.
Technology for Change
Have you always though that mobile phones and social networks are just for fun? The Digital Citizenship and Safety project from UNICEF aims at empowering children, adolescents and young people in using Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) optimally and safely. This video shows just one example of the power of ICTs and social media to bring about positive change. Do you have any other ideas? Share them with us on our Facebook page or via Twitter
Smiley G and Polly G on a Grant Tour