This project will train 200 young people aged 16 - 25 from disadvantaged backgrounds in professional media production skills and personal development. It is facilitated by former BBC professionals and was developed after last years riots in the Birmingham,UK. It will work with young people in the poorest areas to strengthen life-skills, motivate graduating from school , encourage civic engagement and support professional training goals.
The challenge is of engaging young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in skills oriented training which can encourage them to achieve economic independence and become contributing members of society. Birmingham has close to 20000 youth 16 to 25 year old and rising. low self confidence and a major gap in provisions stop young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in choosing Media industry as a viable employment option, we wish to bridge this gap and help in reducing youth unemployment.
YTV Bursary will train young people in professional grade media production and broadacsting which will lead to work placements on youth-led TV Channel YouthTelevision.TV. They will also get mentoring by facilitators from BBC and other major broadcasters. The programme will encourage young people to become contributing members of society through support in personal development in addition to training by professionals with experience of working with national and international broadcasters
These Bursaries will provide the tools and oppurutnity for young people from inner city areas to gain employment in the media industry as well as contribute towards the society as leaders in arts,media and public life. The community will directly benefit with increase in role models from disadvantaged areas. Media and arts are used in the bursary as tools to nurture young people's intellectual and creative aptitudes to enhance their own lives and contribute towards community as active citizens.