Keep ORS-FM Maasai community radio on-air for all

by Smart Villages Foundation
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Keep ORS-FM Maasai community radio on-air for all
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Keep ORS-FM Maasai community radio on-air for all
Keep ORS-FM Maasai community radio on-air for all
Keep ORS-FM Maasai community radio on-air for all
Keep ORS-FM Maasai community radio on-air for all
Keep ORS-FM Maasai community radio on-air for all
Keep ORS-FM Maasai community radio on-air for all
Keep ORS-FM Maasai community radio on-air for all
Keep ORS-FM Maasai community radio on-air for all
Keep ORS-FM Maasai community radio on-air for all
Keep ORS-FM Maasai community radio on-air for all
Keep ORS-FM Maasai community radio on-air for all

Project Report | Oct 11, 2023
Empowering the Maasai Community: Ensuring the Future of ORS-FM Community Radio Station

By Laurie Kent | Development Engineer

The ORS-FM Maasai Community Radio Station plays a pivotal role in providing essential services to over a million people in Tanzania. Operating primarily in Swahili and Maa languages, the station serves as a vital source of entertainment, news, and information for the Maasai community. However, the current lead acid battery system, which powers the station due to its off-grid location, has started to exhibit faults. This has significantly reduced the operational time of the station. To guarantee another decade of impactful service, it will be necessary to replace the lead acid batteries with modern lithium batteries.

The ORS-FM Maasai Community Radio Station is not just a radio station; it is a lifeline for the Maasai people. It serves as a primary source of news, information, and entertainment. Additionally, it plays a crucial role in preserving the Maasai culture, an integral aspect of local identity.

By supporting this project, we are not only sustaining a vital information hub but also preserving the rich cultural heritage of the Maasai people. Together, we can guarantee another decade of impactful service and positive change for this resilient community.

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Smart Villages Foundation

Location: Abingdon, Oxfordshire - United Kingdom
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Twitter: @E4SmartVillages
Project Leader:
Bernie Jones
Abingdon , Oxfordshire United Kingdom
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