Professor Wangari Maathai, 2004 Nobel Peace Prize winner and founder of the Green Belt Movement, would like wind-up Freeplay Lifeline radios so that Kenyans can access vital information.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Over the past three years, Kenya has witnessed a level of free press unknown in its history. Radios are needed, especially for women and children, to ensure that they know their rights and can continue to influence good governance and environmental policies.
How will this project solve this problem?
Radio programs are aired on local stations to encourage communities to engage in participatory governance, advocate for and know their community rights, and strengthen local pro-democracy networks. Several thousand radios are needed.
Potential Long Term Impact
By having sustained access to information, Kenyans will be able to follow their government's activities. This knowledge will ensure that they can demand continued good governance, civil rights, and sound policies.
Total Funding Received to Date: $18,156
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 $18,156 . The original project funding goal was $358,000.