It’s back – Madi Majwana : Stories from your Pocket 3 arrives February 13th 2017!
The new season of Madi Majwana begins February 13th on the following channels :
Yarona FM – Mondays at 6.50am
Gabz FM – Wednesdays at 1.40pm
RB2 FM – Thursdays at 4.30pm
Duma FM – Fridays at 6.35pm
Listen to Season 2 now!
Madi Majwana : Stories from your Pocket Archive
You can download the mp3s of all season 1 episodes by right-clicking : here (episode one), here (episode two), here (episode three), here (episode four), here (episode five), here (episode six), here (episode seven), here (episode eight), here (episode nine), here (episode ten), here (episode eleven), here (episode twelve), here (episode thirteen), here (episode fourteen), here (episode fifteen), here (episode sixteen), here (episode seventeen), here (episode eighteen), here (episode nineteen) and here (episode twenty).
About the show
NEW! – Meet the cast here
Madi Majwana: Stories from Your Pocket radio drama and stage production is back. Season 3 offers a fresh perspective on the economic outlook. It reveals the hard-hitting realities of those directly affected by job losses in large industries. It further explores some of the topics discussed in Seasons 1 and 2 and introduces other pertinent issues that continue to plague our society. Characters from diverse backgrounds tell their stories as they strive to make a living. Their stories reflect the black, white and grey areas of real life monetary habits, successes and failures.
The return of Madi Majwana: Stories from Your Pocket demonstrates Barclays Bank’s commitment to leave a lasting legacy in Botswana. Over the past four years, Barclays Bank has invested P3, 589, 400 to the success of this project, including a commitment of P1, 200, 000 (One Million Two Hundred Thousand Pula only) this year. This is a significant contribution towards improving society’s financial management, ensuring that they make informed decisions. To date, Madi Majwana: Stories from Your Pocket has reached close to one million people nation-wide.
The project has grown to become a vehicle for social commentary. The theatre production prompts introspection from audiences and dialogue about different societal realities. It encourages people reflect on their own prejudices which adversely affect social cohesion.
The partnership between Barclays Bank and Maitisong is a significant illustration of how a responsible financial institution, that cares about the community within which it operates, could utilise the creative industry as tool for social and economic emancipation. It affirms the arts’ potential to contribute towards employment creation and empowerment. Since its implementation, the project has engaged over 150 young people, providing them with income and knowledge to manage it. One of the highlights of the programme has been training 35 young people as Debt Counsellors. We are currently pursuing opportunities for them to receive accreditation they can use to help financial institutions with debt counselling services.
The economic benefits of Madi Majwana cannot be over-emphasised. It engages youth as voice artists, actors, scriptwriters, production team members, and monitoring and evaluation assistants. The project provides income to four commercial radio stations, enabling them to sustain jobs.
Season 3 airs on radio on the 13th February 2017. It plays on Mondays at 6:50am on Yarona FM, Wednesdays at 1:40pm on Gabz FM, Thursdays at 4:35pm on RB2 and Fridays at 6:30pm on Duma FM.
This exciting season will be launched on the 22nd February 2017 and will be officiated by the Minister of Tertiary Education, Research, Science and Technology Honourable Dr Alfred Madigele in the presence of Barclays Bank senior management, staff customers and partners; senior government officials; members of the business community; young people from different institutions and artists. Members of the public are invited to register to attend the launch by sending their full names and surnames to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The season’s nationwide tour will run from the 23rd February to the 5th March 2017. It will visit major towns and cities including Gaborone, Jwaneng, Ghanzi, Maun and their surrounding areas. Performances will be in public assemblies (di Kgotla), malls, schools, community halls, bus ranks and other common spaces.
Madi Majwana: Stories from Your Pocket is brought to you by Barclays, Duma FM, Maitisong and Yarona FM.
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