Alegnta

Ethiopia

Alegnta (“Security”) was a radio talkshow that premiered in December 2007 in Amharic on the National Service Radio of Ethiopia as part of the Whole Society Strategy accompanying the Menta Menged (“Crossroads”) radio serial drama.

Alegnta featured panel discussions led by youth and aired 114 programs in Ethiopia. During the program, young people called in with questions and concerns regarding social and health issues, and a panel, including other young people, adults, professionals, and/or teachers, discussed the topic raised by the caller. Topics included adolescent sexuality, substance addiction, the development of life skills, building self-confidence, developing communication skills, developing successful interpersonal relationships, reproductive health, harmful traditional practices, teen sexuality, matrimonial life, and childbearing. The title, Alegnta, was selected by Ethiopian youth. It is a word with multiple meanings in Amharic, such as “someone to lean on,” “security,” “guarantee,” and “safeguard.” The word indicates that the program provides an opportunity for young people to talk to one another, discuss their problems, and come up with solutions.

This radio talkshow contributed to the Whole Society Strategy supporting Menta Menged (“Crossroads”).

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Making a Difference

Alegnta allowed youth to discuss social and health issues, but it also helped inform parents and other adults about youth perspectives and challenges. Alegnta aired 114 programs and featured panel discussions led by youth. During the program, young people called in with questions and concerns regarding social and health issues, and a panel, including other young people, adults, professionals, and/or teachers, discussed the topic raised by the caller.

Project Information

Title: Alegnta (“Security”)
Format: Whole Society Strategy – Radio Talkshow
Location: Ethiopia
Language: Amharic
Duration: December 2007-October 2008

Administrative Staff:
Country Representative: Dr. Negussie Teffera


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