Urban Village Tales
Mom, educator, and radio producer Kwasida Afi Williams observed the lack of children's radio programs and educational media that shared her childhood love for traditional African and culturally inspired stories. She wanted to provide a space and place for children to create and listen to stories, poems and music. After teaching children in elementary and high school, she witnessed students who faced many writing challenges. In efforts to reduce this challenge, Kwasida began giving her students many opportunities to record and write about their personal experiences. She quickly observed that when given the chance to hear their stories come alive through audio, students were more confident and excited about writing. Kwasida created a children's CD designed to help her children and others to learn about history, morals and other's cultures through storytelling. In the fall of 2006, she will be producing a children's radio program. Check out Urbanvillagemedia.com for more details.