Current Affairs

Vox Populi

Do you need a political voice? No matter whether you are an ordinary citizen, development worker or politician, we can give you a voice for free. This is what you should do. :

Make a clear audio recording about a specific topic and send to Grassroots Radio. Recording must not exceed 15 minutes.
Tip: You don’t need a studio. Much can be achieved by recording with a good mobile phone microphone in a quiet room

Volunteer

NIGERIA GRASS ROOTS DEVELOPMENT VOLUNTEERS is a private initiative under the CISTD Foundation (www.cogniscifoundation.org) founded in 2013 and legally registered with the registrar of companies as a company limited by guarantee with no share capital in May, 2013.
The Goal of the initiative is to support the improvement of life of vulnerable and marginalized community groups in selected poverty stricken and resource scarce areas in Nigeria focusing more on rural areas and urban slums.

A Rural Education Success Story

The school relies entirely on the generosity, not of western donors or international organisations, but of the community in which they live to survive. They have a small plot by the railway line where they grow vegetables to supplement the maize, beans and rice donated by the community. Volunteer teachers are compensated by receiving three meals from the school, and two ladies and a gentleman who have had children go through the school, volunteer to work as heads of house and cooks.

Back To The Lands

Our agricultural enterprises development advice program titled BACK TO THE LANDS , a 30 minutes program which will run 4 times every day, seven days a week. The purpose of this programme is to present ideas and information on establishing new agricuture-based enterprises either at farm or processing level, to interested Nigerians all over the world.

Build a Solar Food Dryer for Less than N1000

If you’re growing your own fruit and vegetables, or just trying to eat food that’s produced locally, you come across one obvious problem: when something is in season, you have more than you can handle, and then there’s nothing for the rest of the year.

The obvious solution is to preserve your food when you have it in abundance, and drying with the sun is one of the easiest, most energy-efficient ways to do so. It also maintains a lot more of the original nutrients than canning or freezing.

Citizens' Rostrum

Grassroots Radio aims to host discussions, opinions on matters of critical interest to Nigerians all over the world. One of the ways to this end is our citizen's advice program titled CITIZENS' ROSTRUM , a 30 minutes journal program and a sort of "Hyde Park Speakers Corner" which will run 4 times every day, seven days a week. The purpose of this programme is to present fresh ideas relating to development and improvement, either at national or grassroots level, especially in the following topics:

The Grassroots Challenge

Over 80% of Nigerians live in the rural areas. Ironically the rural areas remain most deficient of amenities such as good roads, good educations, good water supply, good health care system etc. This instigates persistent rural-urban drift which consequently generates a myriad of socio-economy problems for both rural and urban centers.

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