Youths from Bhutanese community have received grants to run radio program for a year from Multicultural Youth SA (MYSA) – the South Australian government agency to work with youths.
The radio program will be aired from Radio Adelaide 101.5 MHz and will commence from March this year. It is the first time Bhutanese youths received grants to run radio project.
According to the youths team, who will be trained to run the program, day and time for the radio has not been fixed yet. Bhutanese community will be informed about day and time before the program commences.
The AUD$ 6000 grant will be used for payment to radio stations for one-hour weekly program and train eight youths to operate the technical panel to run the program. Unlike in Nepal, the program presenter has to operate the technical panel as well in Australian radio stations.
Once the program is on air, it will be the third Nepali language radio program in South Australia.
The radio program is specially designed for youths. According to the radio team, all contents for radio program will be based on needs and demand of the youths from Bhutanese community.