Name: rhoda zulu
Organisation: Story Workshop Educational Trust (SWET)
Role: Senior Radio Producer/ Community Mobiliser
Am currently a student undergoing a study in community development. My previous experience dates back from the eighties when I was a teacher before joining mainstream broadcasting at the Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC). A year later I did development journalism and was seconded to the Development Broadcasting Unit of MBC.I have worked on various projects and programmes including Rights based approach to development, Prevention of HIV and AIDS and sustainable livelihoods programmes among others. Key methodologies in the programmes have been participatory Communication for community empowerment,Social inclusion of the marginalised in community development, use of community radio for development and video documentaries for community learning and experience sharing. I work at the Story Workshop Educational Trust as a Senior radio Producer and Community mobiliser for various projects and programmes. My areas of interest include creating conducive forums for community contact and dialogue for communal action taking to improve heir current situations.Through radio programmes generated by communities I contribute to compiling and broadcasting community programmes for experiential learning and emulation of positive behaviours.