Two young people from Chipata have been selected by Breeze FM radio station to attend this year’s MEDIA KIDOCRACY KONFRENCE in Cape Town, South Africa.
The two delegates are Bertha Chulu, aged 12, a Grade 9 pupil at Hillside Girls High School and Simon Nkhoma, 18, a grade 11 pupil at Anoya Boys High School.
The two are among the many committed young people who have been working with Breeze FM on different kids programmes.
Speaking before departure for Cape Town, the two expressed happiness at the opportunity to represent Breeze FM and the country at such a high level children’s conference.
They urged other young people to be determined and believe in themselves if they are to achieve what they want in life.
The MEDIA KIDOCRACY KONFRENCE has been organised by Bush Radio, in partnership with the South African Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) and the German Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES).
The conference, taking place from 9th to 14th December, 2012, is being attended by children from across the world to mark South Africa’s 18 years of democracy.
The Media Kidocracy Konfrence aims to provide youth delegates, aged 12 – 21 from around the world, an opportunity to critically examine the media landscape as it pertains to young people.
This year’s conference will focus on themes such as youth understanding of Gender, Human Rights, Environment, Health, Labour and Arts and Culture.