Interactive Radio Drama Project

Each week we broadcast our radio show ‘Tisinthe!’ across Malawi. The popular show focuses on increasing awareness of sexual and reproductive health and rights to listeners, and includes a radio drama, created by a group of teachers and based on the challenges faced by children in Malawi.

After each drama, children in Primary Schools across Malawi and pre-service teachers in Teacher Training Colleges are invited to ring in, shout Tisinthe! that means ‘Let’s change’ in Chichewa, and then take over the role of the character in the drama who needs most help, and improvise live on radio, with the other performances, to try and change their situation for the better. This unique approach gives listeners the chance to practise the skills needed to change their own behaviour and the behaviour of others.