Monday, February 11, 2013

New York, USA: South African Consulate General hosts Luncheon to honor Children Radio Foundations on World Radio Day

By Dennis Kabatto 

“To be honored at next Wednesday’s event at the South African Consulate General in New York is a marvelous way to bring our work full circle. We are fortunate to have Louise Monyemangene, the wife of Consul General George Monyemangene, as a Trustee of CRF,” said Elizabeth Sachs – founder and president of Bedford, New York based Children Radio Foundations (CRF) during a brief telephone conversation from her office on Friday.

Ms Sachs was responding to questions about the significance of an upcoming luncheon to be hosted in honor of her organization CRF in observance of World Radio Day.

A Special Invitation from the South African Consulate General’s office in New York issued by Consul General Mr. Monyemangene indicates Wednesday’s luncheon will honor both CRF and UNESCO’s “Global Opportunities and Challenges in Empowering Youth Through Radio” program.

Lunch will be held from 10 am – 3 pm on Wednesday, February 13 at the Consulate.  A special welcoming ceremony has also been scheduled for South Africa’s favorite radio & TV personality Mr. Gareth Cliff and You Tube singing sensation Mr. Vicus Visser during the observance.

Preceding Lunch, UNESCO in partnership with the Children’s Radio Foundation will also host a special program in honor of “Global Opportunities and Challenges in Empowering Youth Through Radio” from 10 am – 12:30 pm at the United Nations Conference Room 6 at UN Headquarters.

(Source:  Cocorioko, New Jersey, USA)

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