What we do

 
Curious Minds works to ensure that all children and youth are well informed and meaningfully participate in decision-making that affects their lives by advocating, generating knowledge, sharing information, building partnerships and training young activists at local, national and international levels.
 

Our work is premised on four strategic pillars namely:

Milestones

  • 1996

    Curious Minds was founded with the first radio broadcast of (Little) Curious Minds on Radio 2 of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation. It started as an offshoot of the then Women-In-Broadcasting (WIB) in 1996 and has since progressed from a mere 15-minute programme on the then Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) Radio 2 to a young people’s development advocacy groupThis was a groundbreaking event in Ghana since it marked the beginning of an era where children’s voices became significant in the discussions around their own issues.

  • 2001

    Three of our members and our Coordinator attended the 3rd World Media Summit for Children and AdolescentsThessaloniki, Greece.


    Our Coordinator won the National Media Features for Children Award by UNICEF


    On 1st September, we had the first broadcast of “Momlikoo” (let’s partner) our Ga local language programme on Obonu 96.5FM

  • 2002

    Two of our members attended the UN General Assembly Special Session for Children in New York, USA.

  • 2003

    Through our first official project partnership with Plan International Ghana, we trained children from rural areas who spoke about their rights on “Yen Adwen” (Our Opinion) radio programme in Fante local language.

  • 2004

    Two of our members and our Coordinator attended the 4th World Media Summit for Children and Adolescents in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

  • 2005

    We had first broadcast of “Gems Of Our Time”, our flagship youth radio programme which airs on national radio

  • 2006

    Six of our members attended the Child Rights Conference in Brock University, Toronto, Canada.


    Two of our members represented the group at the International AIDS Conference in Toronto, Canada.

  • 2007

    We embarked on an anti-child trafficking and child labour campaigns with UNICEF and ILO respectively in Dzemeni and Akutuase – both hotspots of child trafficking in Ghana.

  • 2008

    We won the UNICEF International Children’s Day of Broadcasting Award. This was the first time since 1994 that the award went to a radio programme.


    We won the UNICEF Africa Regional International Children’s Day of Broadcasting Award.

  • 2009

    We won the UNICEF Africa Regional International Children’s Day of Broadcasting Award.

We won the UNICEF Africa Regional International Children’s Day of Broadcasting Award.