CARES Radio held an end of year street broadcast at the Shellmingo round about in Bo City. This program attracted stakeholders from the Bo environment such as: the Regional Human Right Activities chair, the ruling APC South Party chair, a student representative from Njala University, the media, CRC staff, and the public.
The program dealt with the topic "Put your country first in the coming National Elections in Sierra Leone." Prizes were distributed to participants who answered questions as the program was aired live on the radio.
In August, CARES Radio brought teachers from various schools in Bo to the program to teach on various subjects in an effort to help them prepare students for the re-opening of schools in September. Mr. Lakoh taught aspects of good governance and participatory democracy, and Mr. Koroma spoke about aspects of business management and financial accounting.
The Mercy Hospital Hour continues to create huge impact in terms of improving health practices. During the month of August, topics included postpartum recovery, facilities available at Mercy Hospital, and the role of the laboratory in the dispensation of medical services at Mercy. The Vice Principal of Mattru School for Nursing spoke recently on the subject of how nurses are trained. The Mercy Hospital Hour also advertises the Mercy Ambulance, which is now more frequently used, due to the awareness raised by this program.
CARES has now expanded to Kono. CARE programs recorded in Bo are now being rebroadcast in Kono on Radio New Song Kono on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 3:00 pm. Listeners in Kono love the program, and call in when it's time for the program to air. CARES Program Supervisor Amadu Sandy and Producer Emmanuel Koroma are pictured below.
By Amadu Sandy, Supervisor of CARES Radio
This is Samuel Bangura, one of the winners of the quiz questions we ask on CARES Radio Programme . He is a third year Linguistic-Literature student at Njala University. Samuel said besides the prize he won on CARES radio show, he recommends the programme to everyone to listen to it. He describes it as the "best programme in town." He extends his thanks and appreciation to the Child Rescue Centre and Helping Children Worldwide for sponsoring it.