SOUTH SUDAN / AFRICAN CHILD DAY

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ENGLISH 16-Jun-2017 00:01:53
To celebrate the Day of the African Child, 30 students from schools across Juba in South Sudan on Friday took control of the UN Mission in South Sudan’s Radio Miraya. UNMISS
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STORY: SOUTH SUDAN / AFRICAN CHILD DAY
TRT: 01:53
SOURCE: UNMISS
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 16 JUNE 2017, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN

SHOTLIST:

1. Wide shot, Maha Ibrahim Akasha reading the news in the Miraya studio
2. Close up, Maha Ibrahim Akasha reading the news in the Miraya studio
3. Wide shot, Timothy Cornelius Sabastlo at the radio control board while Maha reads the news in the studio
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Maha Ibrahim Akasha, Student at St. Daniel Comboni:
“I used to feel like being a Doctor but from the time I entered Miraya its like great pressure to me to be a journalist and to work very busy coming. It’s very nice to go, to come, to be on-air, to be the master of the show. Very nice!”
5. Med shot, Maha reading the news
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Maha Ibrahim Akasha, Student at St. Daniel Comboni:
“Feel it, it is your day. It’s the only day given to us and our year once to be ours only. You feel it. You enjoy it. You have to say I’m here. Even if you have a talent, don’t actually hide it. Put it on the table so that you work on it to bring the best out of it and work on yourself. Achieve your dreams. Don’t give up.”
8. Wide shot, UNMISS SRSG listening to Ayat Sandra Dominic during his interview
9. Med shot, UNMISS SRSG David Shearer
10. Wide shot, UNMISS SRSG David Shearer shaking hands with a student
11. SOUNDBITE (English) David Shearer, Special Representative of the Secretary–General to South Sudan:
“We are here every day for you. Not just one day.”
12. Wide shot, Timothy in the studio with a Radio Miraya technician
13. Close up, Timothy wearing headphones
14. SOUNDBITE (English) Ayat Sandra Dominic, Student at Lighthouse Secondary School:
“They need to know that education is the only key to success. Education will make them to build their nation and stop all the violence and corruption that takes place now and we hope will end as soon as possible.”
15. Med shot, Student on air in the studio

STORYLINE:

To celebrate the Day of the African Child, 30 students from schools across Juba in South Sudan took control of the UN Mission in South Sudan’s Radio Miraya.

The students aged between 15 and 18 years hosted the radio’s prime time shows such as the Morning Breakfast Show and the Drive Time, they read the news in English and Arabic, and were trained in photography and videography.

Radio Miraya broadcasts can be listened to across three quarters of South Sudan. The students shared their views on the challenges faced by children in South Sudan, steps which can be taken to eliminate their plight, and the need to ensure that the rights of children are realized.

Maha Ibrahim Akasha, 15, said that she enjoyed spending the day at the radio station and loved the fast pace that journalists work in.

SOUNDBITE (English) Maha Ibrahim Akasha, Student at St. Daniel Comboni:
“I used to feel like being a Doctor but from the time I entered Miraya its like great pressure to me to be a journalist and to work very busy coming. It’s very nice to go, to come, to be on-air, to be the master of the show. Very nice!”

Maha urged all children in Africa to work hard to achieve their dreams and not to give up.

SOUNDBITE (English) Maha Ibrahim Akasha, Student at St. Daniel Comboni:
“Feel it, it is your day. It’s the only day given to us and our year once to be ours only. You feel it. You enjoy it. You have to say I’m here. Even if you have a talent, don’t actually hide it. Put it on the table so that you work on it to bring the best out of it and work on yourself. Achieve your dreams. Don’t give up.”
The children were graced by the SRSG for UNMISS, David Shearer who had a one on one live interview with Ayat Dominic who is a student at the Lighthouse Secondary School. He told the children that the United Nations was there for them.

SOUNDBITE (English) David Shearer, Special Representative of the Secretary–General to South Sudan:
“We are here every day for you. Not just one day.”

Ayat Sandra Dominic had the special privilege to conduct a one-on-one interview with Mr. Shearer, on the rights of children in South Sudan and the mandate of UNMISS on the protection of children.

Ayat said that she was honored to be the one to conduct the interview. She wanted to say this to her fellow South Sudanese peers.

SOUNDBITE (English) Ayat Sandra Dominic, Student at Lighthouse Secondary School:
“They need to know that education is the only key to success. Education will make them to build their nation and stop all the violence and corruption that takes place now and we hope will end as soon as possible.”

The Students all had a good time and say they are looking forward to celebrating the day of the African Child next year.
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