Youth Radio

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Many Voices for Darfur Project

Posted by dogtrax on March 7, 2008

Our class was part of the Many Voices for Darfur Project, which brought together young people from around the world to press for peace and the end of genocide for the Darfur region of the Sudan in Africa. This was an amazing project. We wrote persuasive paragraphs about how to help the people of Darfur and then some of our students recorded their pieces for a podcast.

Take a listen to our views on the Darfur crisis

Do you think young people should have a voice when it comes to advocating peace in the world?

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10 Responses to “Many Voices for Darfur Project”

  1. You have really good ideas and hopefully your ideas will work. You care a lot about helping the people in Darfur. We are in grades 2-5 and don’t know a lot about Darfur yet. We will try to learn more later. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

  2. Haylee said

    Wow it is great that you have good ideas to help Darfur! I hope they work.

  3. angiebalkwill said

    Thank you for creating such a rich forum for youth to express themselves on world issues. I will directing my grade seven students your way. Very impressive!

  4. nadine said

    wow those r really great ideas! you have written them is a rich forum for youthradio to express themselves on issues like this! i hope they work… :)

    – nadine!

  5. jbrinling said

    As a teacher in PA, I appreciate the effort you put in to understanding the problems in Darfur, and the empathy you demonstrated in your solutions. Your podcasts are a powerful tool, and you voice was heard. I will direct my students to your site to learn about your concerns. Thank You.

  6. jbrinling said

    Your comments demonstrate the kind of learning I want to encourage in my social studies classes. See my blog at http://www.nooneknowsyet.edublogs.org. Thanks – Jim

  7. Hello Norris students. I want to compliment you – and Mr. Hodgson – for taking on a difficult topic. In listening to your thoughts on Darfur and your suggestions for calling attention to and stopping the genocide, I am struck by the power of young people to make a difference in the world.

    Since the Youth Radio project is an ongoing one, I hope you will continue to add comments to your podcast ad keep us updated on the impact of your ideas.

    This summer I will be traveling to Columbia University to attend a two-week summer seminar on the Holocaust and other state-sanctioned genocides. The purpose of the program is for teachers to come up with strategies for teaching about genocide to middle and high school students. Based on your Darfur podcast and Butler Elementary’s Sugihara podcast (from last year), I plan to think about appropriate ways to introduce real-world injustices to elementary students. As a teacher, it’s easier to avoid such controversial topics, but you’ve given a compelling example of how elementary students can deal with complex social issues and become empowered to take social action.

    Thank you.

  8. Carina said

    That was great. I hope you guys can actually put those solutions into action and help with the problems of Darfur!

    :) Carina

  9. Haylee said

    HI! I think that it is great that you are taking charge, because it really is the young people of the world who will make a difference.

    -Haylee :)

  10. Haylee said

    I think what you are doing is really cool!
    Keep up the great work!

    -Haylee B)

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