WATCH More About South Africa’s Special Radio Station by Children for Children

Today – Nelson Mandela Day (18 July 2019) – President Cyril Ramaphosa shone a light on an incredibly special radio station, a first of its kind in the world. It’s RX Radio at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa.

President Ramaphosa with the children at the Red Cross Children’s Hospital in Cape Town. Source: The Presidency

RX Radio features eight to 18-year-olds behind the radio microphone, broadcasting live to children – and live-streaming to the world!

It’s a world first for the Hospital and a novel way for young patients and former patients to tell their own stories to peers who are still admitted to the hospital.

A couple of months ago SA’s current affairs show Carte Blanche met the award-winning young RX Radio’s broadcasters who say radio has a therapeutic effect that helps them deal with their chronic conditions and the healthcare they undergo, sometimes for years.

WATCH VIDEO: RX Radio: Broadcasting for Children by Children | Carte Blanche | M-Net

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