As a graduate of journalism school and now, media trainer and researcher, I couldn't think of a more worthy venture than a students radio. Every year, up to 1000 students graduate from journalism schools in Uganda without any practical knowledge on how to find, package and disseminate stories. That affects how stories are told and consequently, media professionalism and excellence suffers. A student's radio would go a long way in changing this unfortunate trend by aptly preparing journalists especially in a country where radio is the main means of mass communication.
Thank you for sharing your views on our idea and helping us improve it.
Our work mainly targets vulnerable children (orphans, poor, child-headed families, HIV/AIDS) and mainly poor single teenage/young mothers and caretakers. We have not exactly considered the fathers but part of our outreach into the communities involves speaking to and involving the leaders and elders (mostly males).
Are there experiences from your work that you would like to share with us on how we can involve the fathers?
Thank you for taking off time to review and give advise on how best we can improve the idea. Your proposal most definitely helps us answer Joshua's concerns (below) about an exit strategy for the children after they have outgrown the Resource Centres. We have taken note and as part of growing our already existing networks, we shall emphasize links with corporate organisations, individuals and schools to support children from these centres through bursaries and scholarships.