Alexandre Gubert Lette

Alexandre was one of the first Senaglese bloggers and is the funder of a tech and media HUB in Rufisque, near Dakar. His project within DOCUSOUND is a very personal one: as the child of a Muslim mother and a Christian father, Alexandre wants to tell the story of all children born into inter-religious families:…

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Keba Danso

Keba is a performer and director very active in the outskirts of Dakar, where he works with the street boys and the poor. For DOCUSOUND he told a very touching story about religion, family and love. In Senegal many women are married to men they barely know, who come to Europe to work and never…

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Mouhamadou Lamine FALL

Mouhamadou Lamine FALL is a media guy with a passion for communication and journalism. For DOCUSOUND he has told the story of a disabled young man who built his success from scratch, in spite of his disability. From begging to owning a thriving business as a telephone cards seller who’s considering opening a new store and…

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Mathilde Cru

Mathilde is a French journalist living in Dakar who is broadening her skills to include radio. Mathilde’s experience as a storyteller allowed her to choose a seemingly light subject (the seduction tools of the Senegalese women) to delve into polygamy and the costs and benefits of a tradition far more complex and richer than the…

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Coumba Ndiaye

Coumba has a physical disability due to a hilliness, she has as a daughter and she is the director of an association that advocates for the rights of the disabled to health care, jobs and social and economic inclusion. The story that Coumba has uncovered for DOCUSOUND is about the access to adapted pregnancy health care for…

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Douglas Omare

Douglas is a young radio journalist based in Mombasa, Kenya. His project within DOCUSOUND is about the consequences of a huge commercial port being built on the northern coast of Kenya. The land has been bought from the locals for little money with the promise of involving them in the development of the area but…

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Harrison Mbungu

Harrison is a young radio journalist based in Mombasa, Kenya. He normally covers stories of ethnic issues, in the effort of explaining the dynamics underlying what we normally call “ethnic hate” but in fact should be called in many more ways: environment, jobs, poverty, politics… Harrison’s aim for being part of DOCUSOUND is to call…

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Collins Shahonya

Collins holds a degree in media and has chosen to devote his time at DOCUSOUND following a story about health problems in the Masai community. The Masai community is a tight-knit community where low levels of education and health awareness make it difficult to limit the spread of diseases that would otherwise be avoidable. Collin’s…

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James Kibaki

James is a person living with Albinism (a condition that affects not only the skin but also the sight). The story he has uncovered for DOCUSOUND is Ann’s a woman living with albinism in Nairobi: her challenges and her struggle to live through the threats and the dangers that the city and the people pose to her….

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John Wambua Mutuku

John was a young boy into sports when he got involved in an accident that left him crippled and changed his attitude. John knows what it means to be fit and be the captain of the football team and he knows also what it means to be suddenly cut out of your own world because…

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Jonathan Njoroge

Jonathan is young and talented. His background is in sustainable energy and alternative fuels and his aim for taking part in DOCUSOUND is to show Kenyans that new and sustainable sources of energy are available and are easy to access and use. In Kenya every year hundreds of people die and thousands get sick from…

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VALERIE AWINO

Valerie is a young and promising journalist whose interest is to raise awareness about the poor and the under-served. For DOCUSOUND she chose to work on a family of the Kibera slum in Nairobi, where the only bread winner is the mother, as her husband and and four children are legally blind. With the help…

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MERCY ALOMBA

AIDS and HIV are a major problem in Kenya, especially in the slums where Mercy works as a media activist and a journalist. Very often young couples dealing with with HIV-AIDS are confronted with the social pressure of starting a family, despite the risks of spreading the virus. In between health and traditions, physical well…

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FAITH WAFULA

Faith’s interest as a radio producer is in women and children who live in the streets. Nairobi and Kenya in general face a huge problem of women and children who literally are born and spend all of their lives in the streets, exposed to rape, poverty, violence and poor health conditions. Faith uses the skills…

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LEVY RADOLI

Terrains of Life story is about a man who grew up in a poverty stricken family; he encountered some tragedies which changed his physical state completely and for that reason he had to work extra hard to make his dream come true. He is a teacher by profession but on top of that he manages…

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DERICK SHIMOLI

The storyline of this documentary puts into perspective a special education system trend for visually impaired scholars, in a developing Third World country. It is set in a typical school session where a student gives an account of challenges encountered in a limited environment and underlies the absence of basic infrastructure (Braille reading and writing…

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SIMON KIMANGA

Two Kenyan brothers decide to look for their biological fathers so as to get surnames for their first born sons, as tradition requires. With their mom deceased they have very limited options at hand. Will they really succeed? Single mothers are rather common in Kenya, Simon himself has not being recognized by his father and…

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TONY OGUTU

Tony is a psychological counselor working with HIV+ women. HIV+ himself, Tony is determined to give voice to the voiceless, in a society where being a woman and being HIV+ means losing the love of your husband and the support of your family and having to overcome major struggles to support your children. Tony wants…

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EDNA MANGA

Ednah is a young woman living with albinism. Albinism is a genetic condition in which the lack of melamine affects the skin (that is extremely sensitive to the sunlight to the point of getting severely burnt) and the eyes (the lack of melamine prevents the optic nerve from fully developing). Being albino in Africa means…

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MOUHAMED MOUSSA TOUACHI

Mouhammed has a physical handicap and for this reason all his life has been challenging, but he is a die-hard and wants to make sure people living with a disability have a better life than he had. For this he already hosts a radio show and with DOCUSOUND he has improved his communication skills to…

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MOUHAMADOU BAMBA DIOP

The coordinator of the Senegal Association of Albinos, Bamba is very active in advocating for the rights of Albinos in Senegal, from the access to education and health to the right of not being in danger due to traditional beliefs (i.e. the Albinos are often sacrificed, kidnapped and their organs sold for witchcraft). DOCUSOUND for…

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YACINE BA

Yacine is a young student in radio and communication at Dakar University, she has a physical handicap that has not prevented her from getting an education and wanting to make it, despite all the trouble she has to go through. She joined DOCUSOUND with the determination to bring HER point of view to the radio…

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MANE TOURE NDEYE

A young and talented performing artist, Mané is fascinated with the world of disability and the capacity of disabled performers to convey emotions in a very intense way. She joined DOCUSOUND to acquire the skills to tell her inspirational stories in a way that can reach the wide audience of radio. Click here to listen…

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YRIBE NDIAYE

Yribè hosts a radio show on an independent community radio. His show revolves around the issues of disability (which he knows well, being a person living with a disability himself) in a way that is funny and yet useful: he invites all sorts of laid back guests to talk about burning issues and find bright…

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MOUSSA THIARE

Moussa Thiare is visually impaired and he works at the Dakar Cheik Anta Diopp University as a counselor for students living with a disability. Thiare joined DOCUSOUND to make sure his activity as a much needed counselor can branch out into the civil society and not only the students. Click here to listen to Moussa’s…

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FAMA KA

Fama is a blind strong woman, who is engaged in many organizations for the defense and advocacy of the rights of the disabled. She is been advocating for the disabled, especially those living in poverty, for many years now and DOCUSOUND offers her the chance to advance her communication skills and impact more lives. Click…

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