In 2014–15 together with Kaisa Osola we initiated a radio training programme at Westbury Youth Centre (WYC) situated in an unpriviledged community in Johannesburg, South Africa. The students learned journalistic skills, interviewing and field recording skills, sound editing and sound design skills together with presenting skills in our own podcast/webcast studio and in local radio stations.

Supported financially by individual collaborators and Kone Centennial Foundation (KCF) the programme has now expanded into a media company (Media Lab Productions) offering education and networking in radio, filmmaking, photography and writing as well as their own media services.

Creating a jingle for WYC Radio
Natasha and Tshego recording a jingle for the WYC Radio. Photo by author.

 

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