GNRC member in Uganda, Mr. Charles Okello joined the ‘Tell a friend Campaign’ by participating in radio talk shows aired by Radio Speak and Radio Ruping on 8th and 9th March 2017 respectively. This was to sensitize the community on the upcoming forum themed, ‘End Violence Against Children: Faith Communities in Action’. Subjects such as how to end child violence in Uganda, the context of child soldiers, youth empowerment and enhancing peaceful transformations in the community were discussed.
The need for the government and the community to work together to improve peace in Uganda was expressed by some of the callers to the show. Messages from listeners also commended the efforts of Arigatou International in trying to promote peace in her initiatives, noting that it may be the beginning of constructive appreciation of a prosperous world.
The radio stations tackle local and emerging issues affecting the community and during these sessions child violence was tackled. The two stations have a listenership of close to one hundred and fifty thousand (150,000) people each thus creating a large awareness platform for the GNRC 5th Forum. GNRC Uganda members also target to visit families to sensitize them about the Forum.
Charles Okello, during the radio-show