A radio show that deals with children’s and women’s rights is not necessarily unusual. The big difference with Kaya Natin To Kids (We Can Do This, Kids,) which aired for the first time last Sunday morning, is that it is hosted entirely by young people from Manila’s slums.
The one-hour show is sponsored by ARCSEA – the Association for the Rights of Children in Southeast Asia – with additional funding from Gabriela, a Philippine women’s group. The first edition addressed topics from breastfeeding to the lowering of the age of criminal liability. News, interviews, music and drama are also part of the mix.
“The show aims to be a forum for children to have a say on the issues that affect them and their community,” said Madella Santiago, ARCSEA executive director.