The Station is governed by Omolemo Trust as its Legal Entity. The Trust, through its Radio Projects will use the Rehabilitation Media Programme (RMP) as an enabling tool that will promote social integration and will contribute to the alleviation of poverty amongst youth, women, persons with disabilities and others in their communities through community dialogues, debates and conversations.

Support

The Media Development & Diversity Agency (MDDA) is currently supporting our project.

Area of Focus

  • Welfare and Humanitarian
  • Health Care
  • Education and Development
  • Land and Housing
  • Conservation
  • Environment and Welfare
  • Entrepreneurial development and Job Creation.

 

Project Deliverables and Outcomes

The youth community development programme will empower young men, women, and persons with disabilities through Radio Broadcasting programmes

The project will have a community outreach programme that will link with counseling services and referrals to assist disadvantaged communities;
There will be an internship project for students at tertiary level. This Internship Project will be integrated into our radio programming as part of our youth development.

Community Outreach Projects

The above approach within the Radio Projects will be achieved through the following means within the communication and media cycles:

  • To contribute to poverty alleviation programmes within our community members residing in the Frances Baard District municipal area by empowering them with up to date information, peer support and skills that will enable them to champion their own development.
  • The youth development projects will advocate for the removal of barriers that hinder the full participation in community activities, and that will ultimately lead to a better quality of life for young people.
  • The project will ensure that quality, focused, accessible and affordable community-based human rights and youth information as well as peer support and family counselling services to young people and their families.
  • The project, through the airwaves will empower them (youth), to prevent social isolation and to facilitate social re-integration.

 

Radio Youth Support Service (RYSS)

We will implement, an on-air Youth Support Service, consisting of basic youth and legal rights literacy, youth information services, referral services, peer and family counselling, and ensure the maintenance of the established support groups.

We believe young people will receive information through community radio about human rights, disability-focused services, opportunities and the abilities of persons with disabilities through our media campaigns. The project will further ensure that there exist a platform for community members to interact with funded projects by both public service and the private sector, the phone-in programme will cover issues like how well the projects are known and whether the real intended beneficiaries do benefit from such projects.

Support Groups

The project will also run a Support Group for mothers of Children with cerebral palsy (covering most wards within the Frances Baard District municipal area and the Northern Cape) the aim will be to encourage most municipalities to establish these support groups.

Supporting Community Action on Disability

The project will support the disabled people in all the wards of the Frances Baard District municipal area and the Northern Cape with the knowledge and information necessary to can organise themselves into community-based organisations of disabled persons that have to advocate effectively for their rights as equal citizens by:

  • Addressing physical and attitudinal barriers towards the full integration and participation by disabled people in all aspects of community life.
  • Representing disabled people in organs of civil society, and in particular on structures focusing on the empowerment of women and youth, as well as community development and service forums.
  • Rendering peer support and providing information on disability rights, services and opportunities to disabled people and their families.
  • Changing attitudes towards and cultural beliefs about disabled people by conducting on-going disability dialogues and anti-bias campaigns at community level.
  • Alleviating poverty among disabled people through the facilitation of vocational training and enterprise development.