Young voices

Young Reporters’ Network

 

Moshi

© UNICEF Tanzania/Jacqueline Namfua
Young reporters from Moshi and Arusha proudly hold up their certificates after completing their 5-day media training in Moshi, Kilimanjaro Region.

“I work with children to help them produce good radio programmes. They search and report on news that touches the lives of fellow children. Here in Moshi, Radio Sauti ya Injili is doing a good job in educating children through different organizations. UNICEF and Mkombozi are doing a great job in supporting the education of these children to become good reporters.” – Deacon Deo Mosha, Radio Sauti ya Injili, Moshi

“We were taught a lot of things with Sauti ya Injili, we learned how to run a live programme in the studio. I like live shows because I get direct feedback from listeners through phone calls and text messages. This makes me brave so even when I am in the classroom I can now speak up and I am not afraid anymore. Also when I am live I feel good because I know people all around Tanzania and Rwanda are listening to me. I am thankful to our sponsors for getting us to this point because without them we would not have made it this far. We are also thankful to those who taught us. We are raising awareness in the community not to discriminate against physically handicapped children and not to overwork young children.” – Liberia, 11 yrs, Moshi

“We have learned to talk to people who previously we could not talk to. We have learned for example, if a teacher is teaching and asks you if you understand and you don’t, you should speak up.” - Cecilia, 14 yrs, Moshi

“I enjoy writing articles for the community by gathering children’s opinions. That’s how children end up knowing their rights because right now most children do not know their rights. Street children go through a lot of bad experiences that make me sad, some young children are raped or molested. I intend to continue learning on how to take photos so when I get news from the community I will have photos to accompany the articles.” – Gillian, 14 yrs, Moshi

“Before I used to be shy I think about 85 per cent of the time but now it is decreasing. For example in class, if a teacher asks for someone to summarize what they had taught the previous day, I can now raise my hand to be picked and explain what the teacher taught us yesterday. Now my shyness is down to 75 per cent and it is still going down.” – Innocent Vincent, Moshi

 

 
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