Amplifying peace in central Africa
The Voice Project in Marina Del Rey, CA 90292 by Hunter Heaney
Through music and FM radio, The Voice Project is amplifying voices on the ground that are calling home child soldiers and abductees with songs of forgiveness. The UN has confirmed that "Dwog Paco" ("Come Home") radio programming is being cited by most returnees as THE major factor in their decision to come out of the bush and is encouraging defections at a rate that could help bring an end to Africa’s longest running war.
Currently: Northern Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, South Sudan.
The latest figures from the UN show that the FM programing is being cited by 89% of returnees as their reason for coming out of the bush; new FM station in Djema, CAR online broadcasting Voice Project content; The Voice Project thanked recently in a formal ceremony by broadcasters in Dungu, DRC.