Friday, September 16, 2016

Carole Leuwe Receives FRI George Atkins Communication Award 2016

By Helen Ayamba, camlink@cameroonlink.org
The Focal Point of Farm Radio International Cameroon, James Achanyi-Fontem, who doubles as the Executive tor of CameroonLink presided over the official handing over of The George Atkins Communication Award 2016 ceremony at Nostalgie FM Radio located in Akwa-Douala, economic capital on Tuesday, 13th September. In his address to the audience at the ceremony, Mr. Achanyi-Fontem presented a brief history of Farm Radio International, the George Atkins Communication Award and the 2016 winners. He said. it was a privilege and honour for him to preside over the Farm Radio International George Atkins Communication Award Ceremony in Cameroon and that it was important to realize Cameroon was honoured as well as Cameroon Link, Nostalgie FM Radio and the winner, Carole Leuwe. He added that a few weeks ago, Mrs.Blythe McKay, .the Director of Broadcaster Resources at Farm Radio international Canada was delighted to announce this year's George Atkins Communications Award winners , who are: 1.Carole Leuwe of Radio Nostalgie in Douala, Cameroon 2.Gideon Sarkodie, of ADARS FM in Ghana and 3.Sarah Adongo of Mega FM in Uganda The other nominees, according to the director, were recognized by FRI as runners-up for the award and all received certificates. The runners-up are: 1.Privat Tiburce Martin Massanga of Radio MUCODEC in Congo 2.Soumaïla Gado of Radio Dar Es Salam in Nigeria 3.Winnie Onyimbo of Trans World Radio in Kenya It should be noed that the winners were selected based on their performances by FRI staff and board members voting. Each winner received a cash prize equivalent to CAD $ 500.00 and the country offices in Cameroon, Ghana and Uganda were authorized to organize small celebration/award ceremonies to recognize the winners in their respective countries. The in-country celebrations are to be posted on farm radio website along side with short descriptions of the winners. Carole Leuwe was congratulated with the other winners and runners-up for demonstrating their passion and commitment to developing high quality radio programmes for their farming audiences! Farm Radio International established by a Canadian broadcaster, Dr. George Atkins, in 1979, started as Developing Countries Farm Radio Network before becoming Farm Radio International (FRI). It is the only organization in the world focused exclusively on serving African farming families and communities over the radio. It has three main areas of work: 1. Distribution of RADIO RESOURCES: It sends broadcasters research resources on farming issues, sample scripts, and farming news by African writers, and provides training to help broadcasters create high-quality, farmer-centred programmes. It currently serves more than 640 radio partners across 39 sub-Saharan countries. 2. FRI promotes RADIO FOR RESULTS: Its impact projects are designed to tackle specific agricultural, health, and social challenges, such as soil erosion, marketing produce, nutrition, and gender inequalities. It has major projects in Tanzania which Carole Leuwe had the opportunity to visit, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Mali, Uganda, Kenya, Malawi, and Niger. 3.FRI promotes RADIO INNOVATIONS Combined with newer technologies, which makes radio become a two-way interactive communications tool.This innovation leads to finding new ways to enhance the power, and reach of radio is the focus of its team. Cameroon Link has been Focal Point of Farm Radio International in Cameroon since it won the George Atkins Communication Award in 1996. Since then, it has received materials from Farm Radio International and distributed to over 100 registered broadcasting partners in all ten regions of the country. There are 36 English Speaking community radio stations and 44 French Speaking Community radio stations inmeroon that receive Farm Radio International materials to facilitate farmers’ story design programming and script adaptation during broadcasts. Carole Ngueyep Leuwe was born on the16th March 1979. She has a first degree in journalism and worked at Nostalgie FM Akwa-Doual, Cameroun for ten years. She is not married but is mother of two children. Her fields of competence are radio communication and farmer-interactive involvement in programme design , production, news coverage and broadcasting. She is bilingual and serves as translator in English and French languages. She is a defender of the rights of handicapped persons and promotes gender equality. She started her broadcasting career in 1995 and has climbed up to the position of Editor-in-Chief at Nostalgie FM Radio since 2012.. Carole is computer literate and has good knowledge of conference moderation, human rights, and cooking. Her hobbies are travelling, meeting people, cooking, singing, dancing, photography, footing and reading of newspapers.. Carole Leuwe’s Impressions after the award
Pour ceux qui me connaissent ils seront surpris de me découvrir dans ce domaine.....En effet je ne couvre pas que la culture et la santé......mon troisième sujet et le plus remarquable c'est l'agriculture. Merci à Mathias Mouendé Ngamo qui suit mon évolution. Merci à Farm Radio International qui décerne ce prix , merci à James Achanyi-Fontem Blythe McKay #GeorgeAtkinsCommunicationAwards2016 #Cameroon #Agri237 coming soon #96fm #LoveMyjob Some congratulatory messages received
Mathias Mouendé Ngamo: La terre ne ment pas. La terre nourrit le monde. Alors nous devons tous contribuer à l'amélioration des conditions de vie des agriculteurs. Tous, chacun dans son secteur d'activité. Soyons tous des agri-citoyens. Bravo à toi Carole Leuwé Quand les jeunes et les journalistes s'intéressent à l'agriculture, ça donne ceci... Lionel Ligick REVERENCE: Lgr et comme tu aimes le titre autant que l'auteur, c'est l'occasion aussi de te décerner heuh non plutôt, te dédicacer (et pourquoi même pas faire les deux!), ce tube de Mister Richard Bona Alexis Nwafo: Bravo ma soeur chérie voilà toute la famille gratifié et au podium grâce a toi a tes efforts merci de tout coeur que le Seigneur te guide et te donne encore plus de force Edwige Noel: tu as beaucoup d'énergie la mère de nathan Inoussa Maïga: Felicitations et bon courage pour la suite King Foguito: Congratulations sister you deserve it Richard Eboa: Hum... Toi avec les prix ces temps ci, Dieu seul sait. Carole Xtiane Bille: Je suis ta voisine j'attends la célébration ooooo Alexis Nwafo: Bravo ma soeur chérie voilà toute la famille gratifié et au podium grâce a toi a tes efforts merci de tout coeur que le Seigneur te guide et te donne encore plus de force Rose Bika: Tu es une bosseuse c'est ce que je sais Inoussa Maïga: Felicitations et bon courage pour la suite King Foguito: Congratulations sister you deserve it Michel Mombio: Congratulations! Seul le travail paie ! Ndja Maàveun Yomi Elise: Mes felicitations ma fille cherie Carole Leuwé muammmm tu es adorable Dbg Manka'a: Great!!! Keep it up. #Girlpower Tatiana Dirane: OUIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII Tu es une bosseuse c'est ce que je sais Solange Petjin: Tu mérites Arlette Mafopi L'étoile: Papa Paul doit etre fier de toi, hein! Je me souviens qu’il nous a tous recommande d’entrer au champ Handing over of George Atkin Award 2016 in Cameroon https://youtu.be/6qhOAPGNcXI Carole Leuwe’s Impressions after the FRI Award in English https://youtu.be/V7jj_4g9igU Carole Leuwe’s Impressions after the FRI Award in French https://youtu.be/X97HrbH2KZU Interview with Carole Leuwe onFRI George Atkins Award 2016 http://www.spreaker.com/user/8661689/interview-with-carole-leuwe-onfri-george George Atkins Communication Award Ceremony in Cameroon http://www.spreaker.com/user/8661689/george-atkins-communication-award-ceremo

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