RADIOS THAT CHANGE LIVES
A radio in the West is no more than a mere electronic device to which we don’t give much importance. In the Third World, however, a radio can change lives, especially if is one that has an “unlimited” life span, and will not cost the user anything (for example if it is a wind-up or solar-powered device). Furthermore, if they listen to programs that are especially made for these neediest populations, then the results can be spectacular. A radio is then transformed into an incredible tool of information, education, inspiration and emotional energy for children or adults who would otherwise only have very limited possibilities.
The Foundation participates in projects which include the manufacture of these types of radios and their subsequent distribution in the communities that need them.
The information that these communities can receive via the radio is extremely useful and very diverse. There are programs about education, health, family planning, and farming. This allows covering issues as varied as literacy and the development of practical skills for rural life, hygiene, disease prevention or First Aid, climate information, farming techniques and rearing of livestock. Programs which definitely convert a simple radio into a vital tool for daily life.