What barriers have hindered the success of your project to date? How do you plan to overcome these and other challenges as you grow your solution?
- To-date: i have a challenge of Finance to start the project and network: this will be address with involving the private sector to market on the website ad the radio:that way generating revenue for the projects sustainability.
- Internet access: This will be solved by partnering with Telecommunication internet service providers to allow free access of the radio to their customers as well as partner with local NGOs to creating community internet libraries which allows free access to computers as well as internet radio
- Rural applicability: To partner with local FMS to stream different programs in the different countries
How do you see the information-technology and media sectors shifting over the next decade? How will your solution adapt to and/or drive that changing environment?
: i see with in the next generation: more youths adapting to use of ICTS and definitely New media: thus online radio: this is as phones allow access to online radio: that way: the youths will be able to access our radio station on their mobile phones and Cars.
Thus i am looking forward to work hard in hard with Mobile service providers to allow certain features int her gadgets more applicable for a developing environment in Africa
Failure is not always an option. If your solution fails to gain traction in the next two years, what other applications of the idea could you explore?
Its through engineering Youths FM stations: in different sub regions in Africa to create an exchange of programming: as well as partnering with local Radio stations to stream and create a clear out reach to the rural audiences.
More so: on the website of Earlylife Radio: we will have podcasts of different programs: this allows those who missed programs to download and listen to these feeds
Expand on your selections, explaining how you will sustain funding
For now: I use my salary: to fund the radio account as well as streaming and hiring of the studio, website maintainance. I ma looking forward to start selling airtime on the radio to create revenue, as well as creating themed events where the money generated goes to the radio as well as hopefully i win this funding: this would create a bigger impact as well as starting point
Tell us about your partnerships
Since this is a community Radio: I partner with organisation to live stream events that are for a social cause: giving free airtime on the radio: and they provide the internet package to live stream.
As well: allocating a time slot on the radio for organisations to mentor youths on various fields, case in point Sexuality: with straight talk Foundation uganda, Shujaaz fm FROM kENYA AND xyz FROM kENYA
What type of team (staff, volunteers, etc.) will ensure that you achieve the growth milestones identified in the Social Impact section?
I bring on board both, Volunteers, interns, correspondents and radio presenters as staff for the Earlylife Radio: they dont have to have an expertise in communication but interest: these will under go either online or training from the studios here in Uganda
Changemakers is a collaborative and supportive space. Please specify any community resources you would need to grow and sustain your initiative. Select all that apply
Investment, Human resources or talent, Marketing or media, Research or information, Collaboration or networking, Pro-bono help (legal, financial, etc.), Innovation or ideas, Mentorship.
Specify any resources you might offer to support other initiatives. Select all that apply
Investment, Human resources or talent, Marketing or media, Research or information, Collaboration or networking, Innovation or ideas, Mentorship.
Please elaborate on any needs or offers you have mentioned above and/or suggest categories of support that aren’t specified within the list
Resource centers: thus: supporting community resource centers in different countries in Africa as well as creating information sharing with other continents in the worlds.
Sharing the idea of continental Earlylife Radio to Asia, America and Europe among others