More than 65% of West Africans are illiterate and use singing, poetry, drama and cMore than 220 million people in sub-Saharan Africa are living with HIV/AIDS.  There are more than 12 million AIDS orphans in Africa.  Due to the prevalence of polygamy and the high rate of rape, women are at a greater risk of contracting the disease than men.

Poor sanitation and living conditions contribute to the spread of other diseases such as cholera.  An estimated 3,000 children die of malaria every day.

  • Programmes like Kerus’ It Takes Courage! promote abstinence as the solution for HIV/AIDS prevention while also teaching basic life skills.
  • Managing Your Environment educates people to care for the environment and improve their health and living conditions.
  • Programmes such as the Healthy Life series looks at different health issues facing Africans.

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Managing Your Environment

With annual rainfall decreasing, Africa’s agriculture is nearing a crisis point. In less than 20 years, some African countries could lose up to half of their crop yields, severely reducing the food available to a region already suffering from malnutrition and food security problems.* Too often, farmers are undereducated about sustainable agriculture and live hand to mouth on land that could produce far more than it yields.

Another humanitarian crisis coming to the attention of the world is the thousands of African people dying from diseases like cholera, which could be prevented by safe drinking water and working sanitation systems. Even those in developed cities are infected and die when government infrastructures fail, giving way to a daily struggle to survive.

Desiring to minister to the whole person, TWR is producing radio programmes like Managing Your Environment, to help African listeners understand the need for clean water, sanitation and sustainable farming methods, as well as practical ways to provide these safer living conditions to their families and communities. Managing Your Environment will be aired in African English, French, Swahili and Portuguese to bring life-saving knowledge to thousands.

A gift of R100.00 could fund the airtime for one episode of Managing Your Environment. A gift of R200.00 would be a tremendous blessing to Africa’s suffering and needy.

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