What has been the impact of your solution to date?
Students are not only learning language agility but much more than that they can speak up via radio and actually become peer-educator addressing social issues that they are facing nowadays.
Activating empathy in school (using RADIO CLUB) is by airing Community Service Announcements (CSA), Interview, Drama, etc, we can plan a monthly thematic schedule for example in December we campaign about anti drugs. January, we promote "new resolution, new attitude"-we can talk about anti-bullying in that sense and during February since it is Valentine's Day, we may promote love not just to those surrounds us but also caring for people/children in disaster-affected area by giving donation as an act of love etc, in the end We appreciate creativity that creates culture. Real Campaign, Real Issue & Real Students.
With RADIO CLUB, all community members (students, teachers & staffs) are exposed to social issues and contribute to solve the problems.
What is your projected impact over the next 1-3 years?
The next 3 years, I hope LEADER’s radio internet can be accessed by a lot of youngsters overseas, so we aim to bring the world to Indonesia and obviously bring Indonesia to the world. This model can be duplicated by schools around the world and by connecting through radio internet, we can actually create global movement. Of course, we must apply firstly from our home country that is Indonesia and develop our region that is Banten.
LEADER empowers youth by running community radio in schools and using English language to create global movement in order to cultivate empathy. Real Campaign, Real Issue and Real Students !
What barriers might hinder the success of your project? How do you plan to overcome them?
There are only two things I believe; patience and money. With money we can have and choose resources whether it is human resources or others. To find money, it takes a lot of communications, selling ideas, proposals, make connections, networking, etc. On top of that is patience. Only time can tell how someone can endure his patience.
Winning entries present a strong plan for how they will achieve and track growth. Identify your six-month milestone for growing your impact
Create LEADER’s website which means buying a domain for designated radio internet.Finally, promote the website & English course
Now think bigger! Identify your 12-month impact milestone
This period is the best time to evaluate, for example how many language students registered and how many visitors to our website
Founding Story: We want to hear about your "Aha!" moment. Share the story of where and when the founder(s) saw this solution's potential to change the world [125 words]
The founder of this project is myself. The idea actually began in 2004, while I was hosting a specialized English program on radio called “Spotlight” on a part-time basis in Heartline radio, Tangerang. In 2007, I joined the radio full-time and from that moment, I created project that entails schools to have “Radio School” as their after-school activity. Two schools in Jakarta & Banten were collaborating with Heartline radio until 2010. The attached video of Radio School is to give an overview to judges and readers but not only until October 2011 that LEADER was created. We want to empower schools by integrating English course with media literacy. Why English? Because we believe in using English to create global movement.