Youth in the Western Cape take to media to share their voice

Nov 2, 2023 | Blog

The youth from climate clubs in the Western Cape took to local radio stations and community newspapers to represent the youth voice.

This follows the Winter Climate Clubs Media Workshop that was hosted during the schools winter break where youth cohorts from climate club host schools were introduced to journalism and media skills that would enable them to engage media platforms and exercise their voice on climate change and renewable energy topics.

An outcome from this was a radio interview featuring Esonasipho Diweti, Ntlantla Dani and Uviwe Ntshakaza of Khanyolwethu Secondary School in Strand who took to air on Zibonele FM to share their views on why the youth voice matters as the future generation. Listen to the radio interview here.

On the writing front, Nichelle Kraukam (Grade 9 in Emil Weder High School, Greyton) authored a writing piece emphasizing the significance of the youth voice in positively advocating for climate change mitigation and adaptation. this was later published in print in The Weslander. Read here

The featured pieces are below for reference:

Listen here: Youth from Khanyolwethu, Strand on Zibonele FM Read here: Nichelle Kraukam in The Weslander

This climate change initiative is co-funded by the European Union, implemented in partnership with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, and presented by GreenCape.

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