What we Do
FMB Radio was created to bring community together through the use of social media and digital story telling. FMB Radio stands for Fearless Youth Association (F), Mojatu Foundation (M) and Basement Studio (B). It is a partnership project aimed at bringing together the young people who are involved in tackling knife crime, gang violence and isolation but with a great interest in media, music and digital resources. The enthusiasm, drive, energy and media saviness of the FYA and Basement are complemented by the nearly 10 years of Mojatu’s experience in community media, and social mobilisation to achieve change such as tackling Female Genital Mutilation.
Our charity work in supporting BME and most disadvantaged and socially isolated groups, the FMB Radio team and partners have found that the voices of these communities and groups are often ignored or too weak to be listened to. Many of the young people, especially girls and women have huge hindrances in accessing opportunities due to multiple disadvantages. In addition to offering training in media and digital storytelling, FMB Radio will offer individuals and community members a platform to amplify their voices and to address social issues affecting them.
FMB will offer local individuals and communities an opportunity to capture and tell their stories in authentic voices and factually. It will also offer training and support of groups, especially young people and socially excluded groups, especially women and girls from these communities to gain skills, qualifications and platform on which to effectively amplify their voices thereby addressing issues affecting them.
FMB Radio will offer training on creation, editing, storage and utilisation of audio, visual and text tools to create digital stories from a relatable perspective and that communicate in a way that elicits positive response from audiences. This will build connections and develop political, social and cultural stories concerning these individuals and communities. This will strengthen relationships and build power by reaching heart of decision-makers who often forget the plight of these groups. FMB will use storytelling as a community empowerment tool by encouraging conversations, widening relationships and links between various community stakeholders. It will help citizens in self-discovery and understanding while creating collective representation that improves the community’s well-being.