Stories of change

  • Stories of change: Abdul Bari Bawar, Afghanistan

    Stories of change: Abdul Bari Bawar, Afghanistan

    After taking part in national debate show Open Jirga, community elder Abdul took the format home with him and persuaded his local radio station to make their own version for southern Afghanistan.

  • Stories of change: Kan At village, Myanmar

    Stories of change: Kan At village, Myanmar

    After hearing an episode about water conservation, young listeners of radio show Lan Lat Kyiar Sin (Bright Young Stars) were inspired to take action – rebuilding their village pond so that now it's ready to provide a reliable water supply all year round.

  • Stories of change: Dugo Boru and Aye Bejiga, Ethiopia

    Stories of change: Dugo Boru and Aye Bejiga, Ethiopia

    Dugo Boru wouldn't allow his pregnant wife Aye Bejiga to visit a health centre. But the radio programme Biiftuu Jireenyaa helped him change his mind.

  • Stories of change: Oluchi Atu, Nigeria

    Stories of change: Oluchi Atu, Nigeria

    Due to a poor electricity supply, trader after trader was leaving Lugbe AMAC market in Nigeria’s capital city Abuja. But then the chair of the market appeared on an episode of radio show Talk Your Own – Make Naijia Better. She asked the minister of power to help and a week later a new transformer was installed.

  • Stories of change: Yahaya and Salamatu, Nigeria

    Stories of change: Yahaya and Salamatu, Nigeria

    Yahaya Abdul-Rahman and his wife Salamatu never miss an episode of radio health programme Ya Take Ne Arewa. Thanks to the Nigerian show, they've learned the importance of antenatal care, birth spacing and how to treat their water to make it safe to drink.

  • Stories of change: Asadullah Kamawi, Afghanistan

    Stories of change: Asadullah Kamawi, Afghanistan

    32-year-old disabled man Asadullah held President Hamid Karzai to account on TV debate show Open Jirga – and was invited to discuss his views on disability issues with Afghanistan’s entire cabinet.

  • Stories of change: Dr Kedar Budhathokii, Nepal

    Stories of change: Dr Kedar Budhathokii, Nepal

    Farmer Dr Kedar Budhathoki shared his pioneering techniques on Nepal’s TV and radio debate show Sajha Sawal – and transformed people’s livelihoods across the country.

  • Stories of change: Mwera village, Tanzania

    Stories of change: Mwera village, Tanzania

    When their water supply was cut off due to a local dispute, the villagers of Mwera on the coast of Tanzania contacted their local radio station to ask for help. Journalist Mohammed Hammie tells how his report helped to resolve the problem - and turned the water back on.