To organize a group of children and provide them with equipment and training to be radio journalists and report on displaced people's issues in Liberia
Talking Drum Studio produces a weekly radio program, Golden Kids News, produced by and for children. Children have been uniquely affected by war in Liberia, both as victims and combatants. Further, their perspectives on issues are different from adults, and need to be taken into account. As displaced people are such a large sector of Liberia's population, TDS is developing a network of child cub reporters drawn from this population to represent their concerns and views on a range of topics.
This project will to establish a network of displaced children from diverse backgrounds. Each child will be equipped with a journalist's kit and trained in journalism. Together they will gather interviews and content to produce Golden Kids News.
This project will produce content enabling "Golden Kids News" to air every week. This programming is crucial to building a shared understanding and respect for multiple perspectives.
Our program Golden Kids News provides a unique and much needed opportunity for children to express their views and advocate for their needs to a wide and diverse audience. - Oscar Bloh, Head of Programming
Total Funding Received to Date: $680
Funding Policy: subsidized/guaranteed
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding.
Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as
indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the
"Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $680
as of May 12, 2004.
The original project funding goal was $10,000.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
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