In Togo, International Children’s Day of Broadcasting encourages child participation
Among them were two representatives from Togo, home of the 2009 ICDB Regional Award for Television.
Producer Fa-Iza Ibrahima and youth television host Kibano Elvis Adom, 11, attended both the awards ceremony and a roundtable discussion on children’s broadcasting that took place at UNICEF House.
"What really stood out for me from today’s event is the way that the other nominees from other countries also valued and encouraged child participation, and I think that is good," Kibano said after the roundtable.
Kibano and Ms. Ibrahima are part of ‘A Nous la Planete’ (A Planet for Us), a youth club working to safeguard the earth.
The group actively supports rural education and youth awareness through children’s broadcasting, with a focus on children's rights, health, environmental protection and the promotion of peace.
A Nous la Planete has organized educational campaigns in districts and villages surrounding Togo’s capital, Lomé. It has also conducted a weekly children’s show on Télévision Togolaise (Togolese National Television) since 2004.
ICDB 2009 took place in March of this year under the theme, 'Unite for Children: Tune in to Kids.' This year’s nominees came from Bangladesh, Brazil, Cambodia, Germany, Ghana, India, Kenya, Malaysia, South Africa, Suriname, Togo and Ukraine.