First, listen to this AWESOME trailer of ‘Mountain Echoes’
And now, I’ll come to the point!!
Villages/rural areas in India are hardly connected the way we are. There is no question of Internet/Google/Facebook. They live in a ‘media dark’ area.
One really strong medium of communication is RADIO. It changes the way people live. Local radio stations, in particular, address local needs, local information/entertainment/education/etc. and bring about social change in many ways.
Lots of rural communities are incredibly passionate about making Community Radio happen, but are strapped by funds and lack of technical know-how.
My college friend, Saritha Thomas – who has a strong background in Radio – has set up a NPO called People’s P.ow.er Collective, that will help rural/isolated communities build and run their own Community Radio station.
In 2013 they will be building a Community Radio station FROM SCRATCH in Uttarakhand.
We are fundraising for this project, and ANY contribution from you would be awesome!!!!
Even the littlest amount that you can spare would go a long way. You will be helping 150000 people find a ‘voice’ that would influence their lives in a great way.
So please, please do contribute. Even the tiniest amount would do.