Radio Okapi marked its tenth anniversary on February 25, 2012. Events to celebrate this milestone are scheduled to take place throughout the year.
The anniversary is not just a ritual, an occasion to celebrate, but it is also a powerful symbol. It is a solemn occasion to take stock of the previous year and a pact for the year ahead.
This anniversary year will be a time to question what we are doing and the role that our radio station is playing right now. To give meaning to the occasion, we need a slogan, a signatory phrase. We have often used “Radio Okapi, the radio for peace”. Of course, Radio Okapi remains the media outlet contributing to stabilisation of the Democratic Republic of Congo, but it is not just that. It also brings humanity in a context scarred by history. Radio Okapi is “people together”, a statement of faith in the future.
(Source : Fondation Hirondelle via www.kimandrewelliott.com)