Radio Project

"Empowering Voices, Igniting Change: The Pulse of Youth Engagement through Radio"

Our Radio Project is not merely a platform for broadcasting; it’s a catalyst for empowerment and transformation within our communities. By equipping young reporters and peer leaders with the tools and knowledge to create impactful radio content, we foster a generation of active listeners who become proactive agents of change. Our project addresses critical issues such as differentiated health care, substance abuse, and the importance of being responsible citizens, providing a much-needed voice for the youth.


"Sparking Curiosity, Igniting Creativity, Broadcasting Futures: The Excitement of Sinomlando's Radio Project"

Umgungu Flashpoint: Bridging Communities Through Youth-Led Dialogue

In partnership with the Children’s Radio Foundation in Cape Town and Umgungundlovu FM, a community radio station in Pietermaritzburg, a group from the Peer Leaders programme creates and broadcasts Umgungu Flashpoint  – a 15 minute slot every Saturday morning from 9:45 – 10:00.

Empowering Futures: The Training Journey of Umgungu Flashpoint's Young Reporters

A mix of boys and girls, with a total of 8 participants in the first session, 15 in the second, and 18 in the third.

These trainings equipped young reporters with essential skills, including differentiated health care knowledge, radio project management, and how to facilitate community discussions. The training series culminated in a community discussion board, where local experts and community members shared their insights on health care institutions and differentiated health care.

Celebrating Excellence: Umgungu Flashpoint's Award-Winning Impact

In October 2018 Umgungu Flashpoint won the health category at the 5th Annual Youth Radio Awards in Cape Town. We are so proud of our young reporters and the impact their work is having on their peers in the community.

A Story of Success

The young reporters at Umgungu flash point, a new site on radio, were nominated for the "Best Story on Health" category at the 2018 Children's Radio Foundation Awards in Cape Town. Despite competing with established sites, they won the award on October 5, 2018. This achievement was significant for the young reporters, including Sinomlando and their partner Umngungundlovu FM.

Training and Mentorship

Young reporters undergo extensive training, covering topics such as differentiated health care, the roles and responsibilities within the radio project, and how to organize and facilitate radio outreach events. This training is complemented by mentorship from experienced professionals, ensuring that the young reporters are well-prepared to take on their roles.

Images of Young reporters preparing and broadcasting a radio show.

Radio Project

On the 30th June a sports event was held at Mpophomeni sports fields. Africa Unite shared the field with three other teams, one from Mpophomeni and two from the areas surrounding Mpophomeni. There were also netball games for the young women and girls.
The young reporters of Sinomlando who have a slot with the Umgungundlovu FM in Pietermaritzburg were interacting and interviewing some of the members of the teams and the spectators.

Radio Project

The Young Reporters program is a pivotal component of Sinomlando’s Radio Project, focusing on empowering young individuals to become effective communicators and community leaders. Through rigorous training and hands-on experience, these young reporters are equipped to tackle pressing issues affecting their communities, particularly in the realm of health and youth development.