This pillar is charged with the responsibility of creating diverse channels of communication that are responsive to the needs of the community and the dynamic media / ICT environment. These established channels of communication are also used to reach out to the larger youth population within SIDAREC outreach activities. They incorporate emerging technologies as well as other folk media. This is an attempt to speak to the community members and targeted audience in a language that they understand and using a channel a channel that they are familiar with. Similarly, the program aims at ensuring easier access of vital local national and international information that is valuable to poor communities thus bridging the knowledge divide and enabling the poor to understand and participate in National and global human development issues.Puppetry, magnet theater as well as internet, community radio are key components of this pillar.
Strategic activities have therefore been established in response to the needs of the community. These include a Community Libraries with over 6,000 books for school and out of school youth, magnet theater troupes, community radio and puppetry. The pillar also realizes the wide gap between the rich and the poor in terms of computer literacy hence the initiation of basic computer skills training in all SIDAREC RESOURCE CENTERS. Currently over 1,200 young people have graduated in basic computer packages improving their employability.
99.9 GHETTO FM RADIO STATION
99.9 Ghetto FM is geared towards building a platform for social justice for slum dwellers. It strives to create a forum for nowledge sharing, and skills development for the budding radio presenters, ators, creativewriters and animators as well as musicians. the programmes at Ghetto FM are designed to entertain as well as educate the public on the matters pertaing to health, governance, human rights, sustainable development, gender mainstreaming and policy advocacy. Ghetto FM's slogan " Amplifying the voice for the voiceless' is the rallying call in championing for social justice for slum dwellers.