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When Climate Change Became Personal, She Turned to Radio

For Beatrice Phiri, climate change is personal. Deforestation, pollution, and other environmental challenges in Zambia have directly affected her community’s electricity and water supplies. As an Agent of Change with Children's Radio Foundation, she uses the power of radio to educate the Zambian people about environmental issues and encourage her peers to take action. In this short film from Makhulu, Beatrice shares her experience as a youth reporter and climate change activist.

By Sydelle Willow Smith. Follow Children's Radio Foundation on Facebook. Follow Makhulu on Facebook.

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