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March 12, 2012
Gambia: Childfund the Gambia, GRTS Observe ICDB
ChildFund The Gambia in collaboration with GRTS yesterday observed the International Children's Day of Broadcasting (ICDB), with children taking over all the activities of the airwaves for the whole day.
ICDB, a day when broadcasters around the world 'Tune in to kid' was launched by UNICEF in 1991 in order to encourage broadcasters worldwide to create awareness for children issues. Broadcasters would air quality programming for and about children.
A media release from ChildFund The Gambia yesterday stated that a selected group of children supported by ChildFund together with other children from different schools in The Gambia moderated all the programmes of the radio for the day. The release added that children were also given the opportunity to engage stakeholders on key topics such as Reproductive health, children and the law, and the rights of the girl child among other topics.
The National Director of ChildFund The Gambia Eustace Cassell had a 45-minute discussion with children on the role of ChildFund in helping the deprived, excluded and vulnerable children in The Gambia.