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Sharing African stories in the Digital Age

Pretoria, 21 January 2019 - Storytelling is an age-old custom that transcends time, culture and language. It continues to play a part in our lives and has found a new space in the digital world, giving root to what is known as “digital story telling”. With this in mind, UNICEF South Africa gathered a group of dynamic, young individuals to participate in its pilot Digital Storytelling Workshop as part of the newly-initiated UNICEF South Africa Volunteer Program. > Read more

Interested in advocating for children's rights? 

Become a part of the UNICEF South Africa volunteer family today! Join Lebohang Masango and other volunteers. Sign up here >  

Telling our stories: UNICEF supports Digital Storytelling for young people

Johannesburg, 4 – 9 September 2018 - “We all have access to apps on our smartphones but we are all not aware of how we can use these apps to tell young peoples’ stories” explains South African Youth Reporter Bongani Dlamini at a UNICEF-organised Digital Storytelling Training. > Read more

Children ‘taking over’ business, media and entertainment on World Children’s Day

JOHANNESBURG, 20 November 2017 – On World Children’s Day – UNICEF South Africa unveiled an art installation alongside the Nelson Mandela Statue in Sandton City square.

The statue, which stands in front of Nelson Mandela, features a young girl called Hope. The girl is symbolic of every girl and every boy in South Africa and represents the power of children to shape the future. > Read more


UNICEF supporting youth empowerment through sport

Nelspruit, 17 May 2017: 15-year old Boitumelo Khoza, a Grade 10 learner from Lambalati Secondary School, is a netball player as well as the Provincial President of the Girls and Boys Education Movement (GEM/BEM) club in Mpumalanga province. The GEM-BEM are school-based clubs run by learners with support from school management. > Read more  


# ReplyForAll

We’ve all been there.
You’re searching online, or chatting with friends on WhatsApp, or scrolling through your Facebook feed, and come across something that makes you feel uncomfortable or worried. Maybe, someone from school is being bullied and you don’t know what to do. Or maybe, someone’s messages go from friendly to threatening…

There are so many things to love about being connected…but the internet is also being misused and abused every day and young people are paying the price. #ReplyForAll is about making the internet a safer place for all of us. It’s about getting more informed, about being kinder, about being a little more careful about who we chat to and what we read. \It’s about supporting one another and working together to end violence online.

Visit the #ReplyForAll website to learn more and to get involved!


 Cyber bullying

Young South Africans explore the impact of cyber bullying and how to overcome incidents of online violence.


Voices of Youth

Voices of Youth offers inspiring, original insight and opinion from across the globe – from young people, for young people.

Did you ever ask yourself, where are all the young people who actually do give a damn? Well, they’re right here.

Countering disheartening headlines about today’s young generation, the Voices of Youth community proves that young people ARE making a difference, each and every day. But making a difference doesn’t have to be boring – we bring you fresh and honest views and stories, written and filmed by our unbeatable international youth bloggers.

Want to be part of our pool of youth bloggers? Do it! Anybody is welcome to write, film, comment and engage in discussions – let’s go!

Read the insightful posts by a young South African Blogger Destiny Faye VR on Voices of Youth. 



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