In Africa Stations Spread Lifesaving Information

In the Mukuru slum in Nairobi, Kenya, Ruben FM (99.9 MHz), a community radio station, is sensitizing the community on the need to stay at home, and stay safe, and that COVID-19 can affect them too. They are encouraging community members to ensure proper sanitation. The radio station has been broadcasting news and programs on the COVID-19 pandemic.

In keeping with the mission of community radio, Ruben FM is providing information, education and knowledge that cater to the needs of the vulnerable community. It is evident that the station has been able to function as part of the community, and more effectively because it is physically situated there. This makes it easy for community members to access and contact the facility — it is accessible in terms of ownership, decision-making and program output.

BY RAPHAEL OBONYO ⋅
PUBLISHED: JUNE 3, 2020

courtesy of Radio world….

https://www.radioworld.com/columns-and-views/guest-commentaries/in-africa-stations-spread-lifesaving-information

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