He’s Using the Radio to Empower Nigerian Youth
Each year I mentor at least 30 at-risk young adults to prepare them for life after secondary school. I chose the radio as my platform because it allows me to amplify my voice, reach more people and provide guidance.”Austine Okorodudu, 2019 Fellowship Alumnus, Nigeria
Austine Okorodudu, a 2019 Fellowship Alumnus, on-air personality at Trend 100.9 FM, and founder of the Ideals and Realities Youth Empowerment Foundation, provides vulnerable youth with the mentorship, life skills, and vocational training they need to plan for the future. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Austine has begun challenging misinformation and sharing safety tips with listeners, like those found the YALI Network Video Vignette Series, “Stop.” “Reflect.” “Verify.” Learn more about Austine’s work in this YALI Network blog post.
Rukayya Ibrahim Iyayi
2019 Fellowship Alumna, Nigeria