By Oboh Agbonkhese
As part of the activities marking the 2018 UNICEF International Children’s day of Broadcasting, African Children of Peace Club, an affiliate of African Foundation for Peace and Love Initiative, AFPLI, in partnership with WFM 91.7, has concluded plans to stage children interactive programme at the radio station in Lagos, on March 5.
The Founding President of AFPLI, Rev Titus Oyeyemi, said the programme, tagged Our Hope: Future Without Walls, will provide an opportunity for children to express their views and opinions about child’s rights, child trafficking, peace, justice, equity and love as well as other issues such as child discrimination, child labour, division, war and violence that is prevalent in the country.
He noted that since 2003, African Children of Peace Club is one and first of the four school-base peace clubs that AFPLI is using to promote peace and nation building programme within the country’s education system.
He opined that radio is an effective and economically-feasible opportunity for young people to express themselves, to display their knowledge, their interests and concerns.
He asserted that although children are major consumer of radio programmes, they also have the aptitude to create content and amplify their concern, hope and aspiration for a brighter future.
His words: “We want to celebrate 20 children with innovative ideas that will make the world a better place. We hope that the platform provided by the station will help to inspire more children to look inward and explore the treasure that God has given to them.”