The UNICEF Africa podcast highlights the stories of children and young people across Sub-Saharan Africa. UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged youth. Across more than 190 countries and territories, we work for every child in Africa. These are their stories.
We kickstart with a series on disability -- because accessibility matters! There are nearly 240-million children with disabilities around the world. And did you know, compared to children without disabilities, those with disabilities are: 49% more likely to never attend school? They’re also 51% more likely to feel unhappy. This is according to UNICEF analysis. Listen in.
English South Africa Daily News · News
5 Episodes

Navigating COVID-19 without sight

Imagine being a kid, who relies on touch to navigate each day. Then comes a global pandemic that forces people apart. This episode, hosted by UNICEF's Nadia Samie-Jacobs, explores how children with disabilities are coping with COVID-19 in Namibia.
Season 1 / Episode 1 13 min

Can cash grants offer a new lease on life?

Money. That's the very thing the poor don’t have enough of. But one program is putting cash directly into their pockets. No strings attached. Our producer, Dhashen Moodley, went to Zimbabwe and produced this episode of UNICEF's Kids Dispatches podcast.
Season 1 / Episode 2 14 min

"A piece of my mind"

Social media can tear apart communities. But it can also help build new ones. Kenyan disability rights activist, Unice Mumo, uses online platforms to give a voice to the voiceless. At 26, she's creating an online support system for herself and others. In this episode of the UNICEF Africa Podcast,…
Season 1 / Episode 3 13 min

“I would love my child to walk and play"

A screening questionnaire used by village healthcare workers in rural Uganda is making waves, for all the right reasons. The paper tool is helping health workers and teachers identify children who may have developmental delays. This early identification is key, to getting children the help and rehabilitation they need. UNICEF…
Season 1 / Episode 4 9 min

The words we use

Four youth activists in Africa talk about how to communicate effectively with, and about, persons with disabilities. They share personal stories of confronting discrimination in their lives and tell us how the world could be a better place. In this episode, we hear ‘why words matter’. Brought to you by…
Season 1 / Episode 5 19 min