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Thabang Magwena's New Entry: Youth Empowerment Community Radio

Polokwane, South AfricaPolokwane , South Africa
Year Founded:
Organization type: 
nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector
Project Stage:
$50,000 - $100,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

A youth radio station concerned with empowering youth through education and life skills. Link young people to stakeholders in education, sport and arts and culture in efforts to ensure that they reach their dreams. Advocate on policies that affect young people and speak against any form of abuse.

WHAT IF - Inspiration: Write one sentence that describes a way that your project dares to ask, "WHAT IF?"

What if we have an informative youth that advocate against abuse and lack of skills
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

The problem is trying to address the in-activeness of young people in the economy and other dominant sectors due to lack of information in the rural areas, bad life choices that end up putting them behind bars or as teenage parents and lack of support from government institutions.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

Create stakeholder forum that comprises of education and other role players. give young people exposure to talk about their challenges on the radio in efforts to influence policies that are not directly benefiting the youth.
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

Provide an advocacy platform. Bring together stakeholders dedicated to resolving social ills experienced by the youth

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

Less young offenders. Increased number of first university entrance students. Increased job opportunities for graduates.

Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?

Youth TV station. Fully funded bursary schemes

Financial Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

Ensure that it operates also as Social Enterprise through selling adverts on the radio station

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?


Founding Story

There are no radio stations that are committed to youth and as such the founding team realized that part of the reason that young people are not informational equipped is that there is no platform that addresses their concerns


1. Magwena Thabang (Chairperson) Btech Degree in Public Management full time 2. Tinguva Maswanganye (Deputy Chairperson) Diploma Human resource Management full time 3. Tebatso Kgaabi (Secretary) Btech degree in public management full time 4. Ronald Shogole (Treasurer) Diploma in Auditing The composition will be supplemented by administrative staff