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Radio Maria Malawi mentors young journalists

Tuesday 10 May 2016, by SIGNIS

Lilongwe, May, 10th, 2016 (AMECEA). Radio Maria Malawi contributes to the evangelization mission in the country, but also offers opportunity for young people to build their career in radio broadcasting.

In an interview with AMECEA Online News, Rev. Fr. Charles Kaponya, the Deputy Director of Radio Maria said that “in a year, they often take in ten to fifteen volunteers whom they train for six months on various fields in radio production. Unfortunately, at the end of the training, only four or five often remain to serve at the station.”

However, the Deputy Director says that although it is a big challenge to the station, whose resources are very limited, they view it as the station’s contribution to the development of youth in the country. “It is expensive to train the volunteers every now and then, but we cannot just give up because we still need them. With very limited resources, we still have to continue taking in volunteers and training them because their contributions to the station is very vital. We view the challenge as a positive contribution to the growth and development of young people in Malawi,” Fr. Kaponya explained.

Among those who Radio Maria has mentored is the current Communications Officer for the Episcopal Conference of Malawi, (ECM) Mr. Prince Henderson, who said, “I started my career here as a volunteer and thanks to radio Maria, my career in communications has continued to rise.” Mr. Henderson expressed gratitude to the family of Radio Maria in Malawi saying, “I will forever be grateful for the foundation I got from here.”

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