Sunday, March 25, 2007

Voice from Haiti

(Dateline: Johannesburg. Posting from the World Summit on Media for Children)

Caroline Zevai, a confident, dynamic 15-year-old from Haiti, is part of a “media club,” and a radio presenter with her own program on Saturday mornings from 9:00 – 9:30. The 22 members of her club are learning computers, photography, and journalistic writing, as well as creating and performing plays for the community. Caroline appealed directly to the other children in the audience, saying:
Don’t lose heart. Take an interest in these activities so that you can influence the authorities. Tell the media: Give more room and space to children to say what they want and what they feel.”

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