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?
The power supply is through generators. Fuel is expensive and sometimes scarce. To have a reliable and constant power supply Radio La Savane Energie searches to install a solar system as power supply for the radio.
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?
Solar power is expensive to buy but in the long run is cheaper than fuel. Also, when the power supply is regular the radio station can expand. We can think here about television. To generate income, we also can think about the establishment of an internet cafe.
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?
Failure is not an option as the radio responds to a need of the community. Through community actions we will try to generate the money necessary to buy the solar equipment.
Expand on your selections, explaining how you will sustain funding
The presenters of particular programs are asked for a small contribution to be able to broadcast their program.
Tell us about your partnerships
Partnership is with the Kakwa deputy to the national government, with the population of Kakwa County, with the churches and NGO active in the area, with the medical autorities in the region, with the schools.
What type of team (staff, volunteers, etc.) will ensure that you achieve the growth milestones identified in the Social Impact section?
The volunteer team of Radio La Savane Energie (director, administrator, journalists, financial administrator, and laborers), together with the people in the local communities and the presenters of the different programs, will make sure that growth in the minsitry of the radio station will continue and be sustainable.
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.
Please elaborate on any needs or offers you have mentioned above and/or suggest categories of support that aren’t specified within the list
As the volunteers of Radio La Savane Energie do not have the propoer media training this will be very welcome from other initiatives.