Kevin Turk, co-founder of Tom Hanks Day, for World Radio Day, 2013 | Radio means a lot to a lot of different people. To some it is a source of enjoyment; to others it is their means to staying connected with the world.
In 1993, just a year after the peace accords ended a brutal civil war where a million people were killed and five million were displaced, I took a mini-break in Maputo. I was working in the private sector in Johannesburg back then and couldn’t resist a holiday by the sea.
Although they’re located just to the north of us in South Africa, I hadn’t been to Zimbabwe since 2003. Back then I was involved in providing our radios for a local language soap opera drama to help communities learn about health issues…
On her last day as as an intern, Rhea Ranjan explains how interning at Lifeline Energy helped her understand how access to information and clean lighting is an important aspect of international development.
By Uzma Balkiss Sulaiman en route to Lusaka | “Where does Balkiss come from?”, asks the man at the check-in counter for Ethiopian Airlines at Heathrow. He is, of course, referring to my middle name.
I visited numerous informal settlements in my home country Kenya however I was embarrassed at my naivety when I visited MaAfrika Tikkun, for having never considered the importance of clean lighting.