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Teen Radio Producers Are Changing Lives in Mozambique

About “OURO NEGRO DA MALTA”: Radio Programs Produced by Teens for Teens 

Ouro Negro da Malta” is a radio talk show designed and produced by teens and for teens. It fosters discussion and understanding among young people on topics like sexual and reproductive health, education, early marriages and gender.

The show brings the reality of teenagers to the studio. In the program, teenagers talk about what they know, what they think, how they live their lives, and make decisions about the various themes and issues addressed in the stories of the radio soap operas. “Ouro Negro da Malta” is produced in Portuguese and in Mozambican languages. 

The show has been on air since May 2021, on 6 community radio stations in Nampula and Zambézia, namely Angoche, Namialo, Nacala-Porto, Milange and Pebane, with the support of UNICEF Mozambique. As of April 2022, three new teams of teens, including those with disabilities, started to produce the programs in Tsangano, Changara and Angonia, in Tete province, with the support of the Government of Flanders.

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