Visakhapatnam, A “school radio programme” was launched by Digital school partnership with Rohit Memorial Trust and Rotary Club Vizag Hill View on Saturday with the aim to provide a platform to develop the communication skills of the economically weaker students.
The programme was launched by Shobana Smriti district collector’s wife at Sri Krishna Mandir and nearly 400 students team of Oxford School participated in the programme.
School Radio founder G Aruna, noted “School Radio helps young minds grow from being just passive listeners to taking more effective listeners to take more active roles as producers and broadcasters.
Now, this programmes will be broadcast in Telugu, Hindi, English languages. Students are given the opportunity to identify topics that concern them do scientific research, develop scripts, select broadcast quality voices, and work on dramatisation.
On content development, presentation skills, recording, and editing of voices students and teachers are trained. After that schools has to record the students and teacher’s voices every month on the topic which there are selected. Basic editing was done through Audacity software and sent to school radio for broadcasting. Examples are segregation of waste and personal hygiene.
The CAN-Talk programme has also been started in School Radio as part of the campaign. In this initiative, children bothering from cancer will be trained to voice their views on air. This will be a good social support for children battling cancer. ” Dr Meenakshi Anantram, vice-chairman of Rohit Memorial Trust expressed.
Anjali Dange, a nutritionist and founder of Starlite Nutrition explain to the audience about advantages of eating right Dr Sita Kalyani, a gynaecologist who runs Bharathi Hospital and explained everything about menstrual hygiene and the need to use a proper sanitary napkin to prevent cervical cancer. 2,500 sanitary napkins distributed free of cost to the children on the occasion by the trust members.