BENEFITING: The Voice Project
EVENT DATE: Jun 01, 2012
The Voice Project’s “Forward Recording Base: Dungu” campaign aims to establish a first of its kind broadcast recording facility in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
For over two decades, central Africa has been terribly affected by a civil war spearheaded by Joseph Kony, the leader of the rebel group known as the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). Amidst this turmoil, the emergence of safe surrender information and “Come Home” songs and messages broadcasted on FM radio has had a tremendous effect in weakening the LRA, as the messages have encouraged surrenders and defections among the LRA soldiers. With the war currently at a critical turning point and these radio messages now play an extremely important role in bringing Africa’s longest running conflict to an end and as a result, more of these messages, recorded in local languages, are needed. Working with the UN, international and local NGOs, and FM stations throughout central Africa, The Voice Project aims to record “Come Home” radio content on site in Dungu as well as gather regionalized messages in other combat affected regions through mobile teams.
Your contributions to this campaign will go a long way in letting LRA fighters know that they are forgiven and safe to return home and help to bring peace in central Africa.