Students from the MAC CSE aged 15 to 17 get ready to dialogue with host Wendell Moore on “In the View” as part of World Radio Day.
The five students Ayanna Richards, Erina Hector, Nickcolina Marie, Shakira Smith and Kelron Bellot, tackled the topics of Peace, Tolerance and Dialogue and how it can be encouraged among peers and the community at large, using radio as the means of communication.
Although they all shared different views on these topics, they seem to have had one thing in common, that is, dialogue tolerance and communication as one way of keeping the peace among our people and community. They expressed the feelings of how our local people contribute to disrupting the peace when we engaged in pulling each other down in the same race. And persons of other races tend to treat us with disrespect as they see people of our own race do the same to each other, we cannot treat each other with respect unless we understand that we are all different in the way we think, but share the same values as black people and we should be more tolerant since we all see things differently.
These Ideas shared by the teenagers on the radio show, demonstrated that they are well aware of their surroundings and are willing to debate these topics since peace is the foundation on how we can work together in harmony, lifting up one another because we love each other no matter what. The strength of their confidence was embedded in their open relationships with their parents and agreed that it is an important part of any student dong well because their parents are showing interest in what they do and how well they are doing in school.
Their mentor and coach for this UNESCO project was Mr. Ken Crossely who guided the thoughts and ideas of the students getting them ready to discuss these topics with confidence on National Radio, marking World Radio Day.