Leicester youth group to hold radio course to boost youth development
By Ben Stevens
A youth group in Leicester is running a free radio course later this month to encourage teenagers and young adults to get involved in the broadcast industry.
The Nupur Arts Youth Association’s ‘Come Radio With Me’ course will be open to those aged 15 to 25 and will run for six weeks from Thursday, February 24.
The group will work with radio station EAVA FM and give young people a chance to gain fundamental radio broadcasting and podcasting skills and gain experience working in a studio.
Artistic Director at Nupur Arts, Smita Vadnerkar said: “We are looking forward to showing young people how broadcasting and podcasting works and what goes on behind the scenes.
“Eventually everyone will get a chance to broadcast their own radio programme so they will definitely get the experience.
“The skills that everybody will pick up can go towards any awards or qualifications so it is really a great opportunity.”
The radio course is part of the youth association’s Aspire 2022 project which aims to provide Leicester’s youth with engaging opportunities to grow their confidence and to build transferrable skills.
As part of the project, the group will hold many events and courses throughout the year such as a spoken word and poetry course in April and offer real work placements within radio and event management settings.
Smita Vadnerkar added: “The Aspire project is all about youth training and development and we try and get people involved to build communication and teamwork.
“We offer all different types of courses and events so there really is something different on offer for everybody.”