A small investment helps the future of Christian radio in Africa.

By January 20, 2006

South Africa (MNN)–Back To The Bible’s Africa partner, ‘Christianityworks’ is helping prepare a leadership generation.

Berni Dymet says late last year, he touched base with the head of the Media Village, a Christian media training school in Cape Town, South Africa.

They train their students not only in visual media, but also in: “…everything to do with producing good radio, because it’s so important for them to be able to do that in their own cultures, and in their own languages, to share the Gospel in a way that makes sense in each of those many countries across Africa.”

Production teams trained at Media Village have produced work in Madagascar, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Uganda, Egypt, Togo and Nigeria.

Dymet says because the education can be cost prohibitive for the students, they stepped in to help. “Back to the Bible has an international scholarship fund specifically to assist students who want to proclaim the Gospel in the media,” …which came in handy when they found out that nine students were unable to graduate without help.

Dymet explains they provided the funds to help them move forward to graduation. “When we were informed of the need here at Media Village for these students, it’s right in the middle of what we do, to see if we could support them and for God’s glory, train them and help them in what they needed to do.”

If you’d like to help with the international scholarship fund, go to: http://www.backtothebible.org/partner/isfinfo.htm

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