How do you inspire millions on the radio?
Watch to see why girls and women are gaining a new self-worth after tuning in to Yegna in Ethiopia
LONDON, England — Oprah Winfrey empowered women in the West with her popular TV show. Now Yegna — a radio music, talk and drama program — is doing that and more for women and girls in Africa, according to a video released by London, U.K.-based non-governmental organization Girl Effect.
The radio program is widely respected. One girl started a Yegna listening group with her friends. “Being an orphan in a new school, it’s easy to feel isolated,” she explains in the video. “Before the club started, I used to feel like I was the only one who was suffering and felt alone. When the five of us meet, we feel equal to the students who have parents.”
Watch and see why Yegna reaches more than seven-million people and has inspired 76 percent of female listeners to continue their education since its launch in 2013.
Christian Children’s Fund of Canada works through community groups to teach women about their rights and empower them to make change. To read more about our work, read ChildVoice magazine.