Radio Kwizera is a regional community radio established in 1995 by the Jesuit Refugee
Service (JR'S) in collaboration with The United Nations High Commission for Refugees
(UNHCR) and the Catholic Diocese of Rulenge-Ngara. It was created as a podium for
exchange of information among the refugees and organizations and governments working
Radio Kwizera has great impact in the region as it animates issues affecting communities
in the area. The radio is ever at the frontier promoting justice, rights of marginalized
The Radio programs produced all gauge at tackling all spheres of life affecting the
people within and without.
The confrontation of unhealthy gender disparities and social mishaps is one of RK’s
themes. The Radio does this through offering rights to information, sensitising people
about the value of integral formal and informal education that is meant to stimulate
positive actions for change to combat illiteracy, ignorance, diseases, environmental
degradation, political decay and so forth. Good governance, peace, reconciliation
is another top agenda as good governance helps to boost democracy, economic growth,entrepreneurship
and better living.
Through its programs, Radio Kwizera attempts to - promote:
- Social justice,
- Human rights and rights
- Health issues
- Correct gender perceptions and main streaming
- Religious dialogue/ multiculturalism/pluralism,
- Integral development,
- Participatory democracy and Good governance
- Community development
- Integral Education
- Climate change and environmental conservation.
SOME POPULAR PROGRAMMES AT RK
2. YALIYOJIRI - CURRENT AFFAIRS
Presented By Godwin Bruchard and Joyce Ngallawa.
To present humorously need for behaviour change against harmful habits. The program
aims to inform, educate, and entertain listeners through promote behaviour sensitising
communities to resolve penitent issues affecting them.