Monday, December 10, 2012

12th Media Kidocracy Konference kicks off

Lusanda Bill
10 December 2012

About 100 young delegates have gathered at Bush Radio’s 12th Media Kidocracy Konference in Worcester.

This year’s theme is Youth Participation in Democracy, with sub-themes being Human Rights, Labour, Health, Arts and Culture, Gender, and Environment.   

The opening address for the conference was presented by Bush Radio’s Managing Director Brenda Leonard, where she gave an insight into the history of the conference and the outline of the days to follow.

MDDA CEO, Lumko Mtimde
Media Development and Diversity Agency CEO Lumko Mtimde said the gathering such as MKK is important especially today since its International Human Rights Day.  He urged delegates to know their rights that are in our constitution.

Mtimde added that MDDA saw it fit to partner with Bush Radio for MKK in order for the delegates to understand the importance of media so that as young people they can participate actively in our democracy.

MDDA CEO Lumko Mtimde encouraged the young delegates to use the next few days at the conference to learn as much as possible so that they can actively participate in their community. 

Communications expert, Trevor Davids
Advisor for Communications for the IEC Trevor Davids also gave some insight into how the election and registration process works.

Davids added that one person can make a difference because that one person can be the difference between a win or a lost for a party.

Busi Sikosana a former MKK and Children's Radio Education Workshop (CREW) participant also shared her experience of being part of the , South Africa's leading children and youth radio and media project, CREW founded in 1996.

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