UNAMID commemorates World Radio Day in North Darfur
As part of global events commemorating World Radio Day on 13 February 2017, UNAMID’s Communications and Public Information Section organized an outreach event at Al Salam 26 Basic School for Girls, Al Salam camp for internally displaced persons, North Darfur
More than 700 students and their families, teachers and senior members of the Al Salam Camp Education Council attended the event, which included cultural performances, peace songs and a quiz on World Radio Day as well as UNAMID’s mandated activities in Darfur. Participants were encouraged to provide feedback on the Mission’s radio programmes, broadcast on state radio stations. Additionally, solar-powered wind-up radios, school bags, books and volley balls were distributed among the school’s students.
Addressing the gathering, Jumbe Omari Jumbe, Head, UNAMID Radio, highlighted the importance of radio as a platform for information exchange in Darfur, especially during times of conflict and called for greater participation of audiences and communities in policy and planning of radio broadcasting.
On her part, Mona Abdallah, Headmistress, Al Salam 26 Basic School for Girls, expressed her gratitude to UNAMID for choosing the school as a venue for the event.
Eltigani Ishag, Head, Al Salam Camp Education Council, requested the Mission to plan similar activities for other schools in the area.
World Radio Day is celebrated throughout the world to remember the unique power of radio to touch lives and bring people in remote corners of the globe onto a common platform.