Text by Jenny Vaughan, audio by Angela Johnston
Jhr and Ghana go a long way back. We started working in the West African country in 2003 when our first training program was established. Today, the country is the source of scores of jhr’s success stories. One such success is the growth of the jhr chapter at the African University College of Communications, a journalism school in downtown Accra. The chapter at the school is the first established in Ghana, and continues to engage the community on critical human rights issues and the role the media plays in defending the rights of everyday Ghanaians. Most recently, chapter members teamed up with the student body and jhr intern Laura Bain to produce Faces of old Fadama, a magazine about life in Accra’s largest slum–home to 80,000 people who have limited access to clean water, health care or stable incomes.
Jhr’s Angela Johnston talked to AUCC chapter members about their reasons for joining the chapter and how their work with jhr will continue to inspire their burgeoning careers from years to come. Listen to the podcast below.