May 13, 2020

YALI Alumni Makes (Radio) Waves to Share COVID-19 Information

During the COVID-19 pandemic, there are a wide variety of voices speaking out about how the virus has impacted them and sharing best practices on how to curb the spread of the virus. As founder of the Alternative Youth Radio, Liberia’s first radio station dedicated to youth, James Papy Kwabo, Jr. , a 2019 alumnus of the Washington Mandela Fellowship for Young African Leaders, felt it was his responsibility to use his platform to educate young adults about the dangers of and the prevention of COVID-19 in order to counter misinformation. 

On his show, James features segments from Washington Mandela Fellows who explain how coronavirus is affecting their communities, as well as information from Liberian health authorities. His aim is to give listeners a comprehensive understanding of this pandemic, covering everything from prevention to the science of how it spreads. Learn more about his radio program on the YALI Network blog.  

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