Promote & Improve Village Radio In Rural Cameroon

by Better Family Foundation

Realizing the importance of the local radio, Better Family Foundation (BFF) has been using the village radio to sensitize the community on the prevention of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmissable infections. To achieve our aim, Better Family Foundation has regular weekly talk show programs on HIV as well as pass on announcements on HIV screening and testing schedules for the local community.

To facilitate the smooth functioning of these programs Better Family Foundation has been financing the broadcasting of these programs over the local radio with funds raised through Global Giving.

Better Family Foundation wishes to thank all those who are sponsoring the rural radio project for their awesome assistance.

Better Family Foundation for the past months has seriously being encouraging the Fundong community to join hands together to improve on the community radio. Better Family Foundation has organized fund  raising programs at natioal and international levels to improve on proper functioning of the radio.

Many elites of Fundong subdivision has also being doing alot to help sponsor some radio programs. BFF on tthe other hand has helped in raising money through international organizations like Global Giving and others in order to assist the radio run programs that will meet the needs of the society.

As an outcome of our sensitization program many more educative programs have been put in place in our local radio programs. These programs are carried out using the native language, pidgin language and English. Most of the programs carried out were focussed on nutrition, sex education, HIV/AIDS sensitization, evironmental awareness and hygiene and sanitation.

With the money received, the radio authority has acquired some equipment and ameriolated the services for the radio.

We are grateful for great opportunity Global Giving has given us to be able to raise money to assist our communities. We thank all those who have donated money to assist the underpriviliged.

Boyo Community Radio has been very inspiring for the Boyo population in recent times. Since the last report many programs have been carried out over the radio in order to educate the people on health related issues such as nutrition, HIV/AIDS, hygiene and sanitation and terminal diseases.Round tables conferences have been conducted and many question and answer sessions on topical issuses have also been handled.

In spite of the good of the radio work the radio, this communication medium has been going through many difficulties as the staff complain of not having enough finances to support their operations. Also some of their equipment are getting obsolete. However, Better Family Foundation in partnership with the management of the radio has been holding meetings on how to improve the services of the radio.

We heartedlly wish to thank all donors who have been sparing their money in order to ensure that the radio operates successfully.

The village radio has become a very important medium in the dessimination of information to all the communites and peoples in Boyo division. Better Family Foundation is using the Village Radio to carry out educative lessons on social issues touching the lives of mankind..

In recent times the Boyo Community Radio has been in the limelight as a meduim through which Better Family Foundation is teaching the communities on nutrition, environmental awareness and waste management, HIV/AIDS concerns and water management, peer education, gender issues amongst othjers.Such programs are always very highly interactive and draws alot of popular attention. The money raised thro0ugh Global Giving is used to for the up keep of the radio equipments and supporting the personnels who manage the affairs of the radio.

This has drawn the attention of many community members to become active listeners and participants to the radio educative programmes which are broadcasted in the national language, pidgin and English.

Despite the constant power failure and limited staff, the radio is doing a commendable job. We thank all who have been contributing to the success of this rural radio and and continue to applead to them to share the word to others.

Boyo Community Radio is growing rapidly these days! With each passing day it is becoming more and more common to hear it being broadcasted in local and English languages. It's becoming a truly popular source of information regarding politics, cultural events, Public health sensitization issues, announcements, news and entertainment. Recently the radio had attended the Handing Over Ceremony of the Ameng Village water project. It was very exciting to hear the address of the Director of Better Family Foundation, the Mayor for Fundong council and Divisional Officer being broadcasted live over the airwaves. This made people all over Boyo to feel being part of the ceremony. Along side of this progress are certainly a fair share of challenges. Every day at the radio station is a capacity building exercise of sorts for it's volunteer staff members. Many of the times there are complains of lack of many equipments to make the radio function properly. Presently there is campaign going on for local population to raise funds towards the proper functioning of the radio.

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Organization Information

Better Family Foundation

Location: Fundong, Boyo Division, NW - Cameroon
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Mbeng Simon Nsah
Fundong, Boyo Division, NW Region Cameroon
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