Click above to listen to highlights of the Global Sunderland project.

Working in partnership with Friends of the Drop-In (FODI), we invited refugees and migrants into the radio studios to share their music, stories and experiences, whilst learning broadcasting skills in the process.
Together, we explored recording music in the recording studio, using portable recording equipment to record sounds and voices, crafting stories using Adobe Audition, and RCS Zetta to create music shows and links.
Participant feedback on Global Sunderland
"I am very happy to be part of the Spark radio program.  First I would like to appreciate your commitment and effort for the successful completion of this radio program.  In addition to this, the Spark radio staff were very nice, patient and friendly to all of us, especially Jay who relentlessly worked with us."
“It was a great opportunity for me to be a part of the programme and it was a great pleasure that I could help my friends and be a bridge between them and English speakers.  I think the most important part of the programme for refugees was that they could say their feelings freely so that could make them more happier as a person far away from their motherland.”
Global Sunderland was awarded a Bronze award for 'Community Development Project of the Year' at the Community Radio Awards 2021.

Participants of the Global Sunderland project, during one of our lunch breaks in the University of Sunderland's MediaHUB.

Mariam Khattab and Sophie Dishman, two of our student volunteers from BA Journalism, are also pictured.

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