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Zaatari Radio are heading to Angola

Following our success in Jordan, Zaatari Radio has been invited to partner with Concrete Jungle Foundation and Angolan Skateboarding Union to help build Angola's first skatepark, featuring an online radio station onsite. The project will be facilitated in two stages:

  • Initially travelling to Angola to construct the country’s very first skatepark in the capital city of Luanda, providing the necessary equipment to the community, and implementing a skateboarding programme for the youth in the area
  • Working to establish onsite Angola’s first ever online radio station curated specifically to nurture underground music in Luanda and beyond, creating a community space focused on fostering creative arts and social development

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Zaatari Radio is broadcasting! 

We are currently a month into working in Jordan, and Zaatari Radio is fully established and broadcasting on 97.3FM (make sure you tune in if you are ever in the area! 

We've been working closely with Acting for Change International, providing radio-based workshops within their education centre that broadcast live on radio throughout Zaatari Village.  Throughout the curriculum we have been focusing on engaging with the arts and inspiring creativity within the children of Zaatari Village, as well as providing radio workshops that teach easily transferrable skills such as the English language public addressing. Over four weeks we have concentrated on teaching the history and science of radio, exploring the importance of story telling and photojournalism, inspiring musical creativity, and tackling health issues as highlighted within The Acting for Change Zaatari Village Needs Assessment (2018). 

 

The radio has been broadcasting music, news (especially World Cup updates), and stories shared between the refugee population and host-community. It has been extremely well received across Zaatari Village, the project has been moving along smoothly towards the handover date. 

We have also been contacted about undertaking a new project! We are extremely excited to share this with you, and we are just working on some finalisations before we can share our new adventure with you.... stay tuned!


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Our Kickstarter is in Full Swing...

Our Newsletters have been regularly rolling out, and if you've been missing them, you need to sign up to our Mailing List below!

That's right, we do not upload them all here, and you've already missed exclusive news and rewards to our mailing list. But do not fear, because this one is as important as they get...

Our Kickstarter Campaign has just over two weeks reaming! And we've raised 69% of our target, through over 50 backers! We're incredibly proud of how well its gone so far, but this still means we require 30% of the target!

And if you are unaware of how Kickstarter works... its all or nothing! If we do not reach the funding target, we do not receive any of the pledge. Read the full Newsletter below and spend some time sharing our Kickstarter Campaign.!  


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February Throwback...

Take a read of our second official newsletter! Fill in the gaps of what you may have missed over February. Podcasts were recorded, merchandise was released (and subsequently sold), and some engaging articles were written. 

Click the link below to read how very thankful we are of your support.

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Thoughts on a busy January...

 

 

The project really got going over January, and following the website launch the initial response has been quite fantastic. We've had so many people, from all walks of life, wanting to get involved with Zaatari Radio in some form or another, and it has been quite touching to witness so many people caring for what we are doing and the situation in Zaatari...

Below is a link to our January Newsletter detailing what we were up to over the month, as well as what February has in store. 

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