June 3, 2011

RADIO / PROJECTS: UNICEF radio project gives voice to young Nigerians

LAGOS, Nigeria, 1 June 2011 – Disenfranchised children in Nigeria have been given a unique opportunity to exercise their right to expression through a UNICEF-supported youth radio project.

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Some of the country’s most vulnerable groups – from children living on the streets and those accused of being witches, to ‘almajiri’ children (those sent to Islamic teachers for education who have to beg for food and money on the streets for survival) – are living witnesses to the violation of children’s rights.

Inspired by the International Children’s Day of Broadcasting and Articles 12 and 13 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, these young people produced thirteen 15-minute episodes about their lives.

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