Child and youth radio

Children create their own programme

Each year, more than 2,000 children take part in exciting, educational exchange projects. The young participants talk about their experiences and content of the projects during their own radio shows. They research, write, and present original content – all by themselves.

Expanding knowledge through a radio show

Prejudices are identified and openly discussed during exchange programmes for Swiss school classes and children from South-East Europe. This conscious reflection is supported by professionals working for the Foundation and is addressed during the radio shows. The radio station is a means for children and youths to deepen and consolidate the experiences and knowledge gathered during the exchange projects. The recorded shows are produced and broadcast all over Switzerland from the studio at the Children’s Village and the radio bus. 

An excellent medium for children

In the age of YouTube, the radio may seem to be a somewhat outdated medium, but the children always agree in the end: Radio is fun! The Swiss broadcasting corporation, SRG, is equally impressed by our radio station. So impressed, in fact, that we were awarded the Television and Radio Award by SRG East Switzerland.

Intercultural exchange

The Children’s Village is a place for children to gather valuable experiences as part of intercultural exchange projects. Direct interaction between children from Switzerland and South-East Europe is a key aspect of the concept.

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Your contact person

«My team and I give children a voice by running the radio station.»

Florian Karrer
Manager of the Child and Youth Radio

Would you like to participate in a radio project with your class or group?
+41 71 343 73 45
​f.karrer@pestalozzi.ch

News

22.02.17

Distinction for cultural acceptance in the classroom

Hassayarat Panchaichok was recently distinguished for her project on cultural diversity in schools, a topic that the Thai teacher had worked on at the Children’s Village. Find out more
12.12.16

Intercultural teaching methods

Vladimir Gjorgjevski attended the emPower further education course in 2015. What did he achieve with what he learned when he returned to Macedonia? The Foundation asked him – and was amazed by the answer. Find out more
23.11.16

UNESCO prize

The former «emPower» student Raisa Nineth Palala Martínez is awarded the first prize for «Exemplary Educational Concepts for Peace» in Guatemala.

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