Youth today face many unique challenges. Adolescence and early adulthood bring many changes to the body and mind. At the same time, youth are making important decisions about their education and what will come next in their lives. The COVID-19 pandemic, combined with conflicts around the world, climate change, and other stresses, make these life changes even more complex and difficult.
As broadcasters, this is a good time to reflect. How do you involve youth in your programs? Do your programs talk about issues that are important to youth? Do you produce your programs in ways that attract and entertain youth and capture their attention? How do you use your programs to help youth to succeed in school and in life?
To honour International Youth Day, we’re sharing a variety of resources to help you create programming that helps youth navigate their education, their health, and their careers.
- Succession planning and shared decision-making in family farming
- The state of adolescent reproductive and sexual health and health care in Burkina Faso
- The use of contraceptives in schools
- Women’s participation in TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training): Barriers, benefits, policies, and programs
- Advancing youth entrepreneurship in agribusiness, succession planning, VSLAs, and making money safely during COVID-19
- Women in non-traditional technical and vocational education and training
- From period poverty to period parity: Keeping girls safe and happy
- Teaching youth about sexuality
- Families benefit when girls go to school
- Sara stays in school
- Sara learns about health and nutrition at school
- This is how I … Encourage teen mothers to return to school
- Suggested interview questions: Succession planning and shared decision-making in family farming
- Barza Wire stories on youth & stories on education
Plus: Learn from broadcasters who work with youth!
- The power of Oxy Jeunes to channel neighbourhood youth
- Radio Codel Kayna relies on local experts, women, and youth for a unique COVID-19 response
- Parliamentarian boosts youth engagement in agriculture through radio
- Using radio to encourage teen mothers to return to school
We hope that these resources help you create programming to serve youth.