Itumeleng Banda #YouthOnFire
Meet Itumeleng “Itu” Banda — a young, South African activist, award-winning radio host, and undeniable role model. A boundary-breaker and a storyteller. We met Itu at the 2019 International Congress of Youth Voices in Puerto Rico and recorded her stories.
Motivated by a deep sense of responsibility for her community, and by personal experience with gun violence, Itu is committed to forging a future that is safer for people like and unlike herself.
In her radio work, Itu is blazing a trail as a voice for young people, and making a point to open up space for female speakers and listeners. Here’s Itu.
This story was produced by Teddy Alexander with The Kitchen Sisters. Hear more stories from the International Congress of Youth Voices on our podcast, The Kitchen Sisters Present…