‘Social networking’ radio station Studyvox FM makes significant pledge to Build Africa
26 April 2011
We are delighted to announce that StudyVox FM, a recently launched online radio station which devotes its airwaves to the music of new and emerging artists from all over the world in cooperation with StudyVox FM’s charity The StudyVox Foundation whose patron is Kylie Minogue OBE, will be supporting Kagumu School in Kenya for the next seven years. This will give not just the 413 children currently studying there the chance to obtain a decent education but also to hundreds more who will pass through the school doors in future years.
The launch of StudyVox FM took place on the 25th March, and was attended by Ed Vaizey, the Minister for Communication, Culture and the Creative Industries and a number of other guests. Studyvox FM is pioneering a fully-interactive ‘social networking’ online station which gives listeners the chance to have their voices heard in real-time, and enables businesses, organisations, charities, communities and individuals to host their own shows.
At the launch, Oliver Kemp, Build Africa CEO, gave a short presentation on the current situation at Kagumu School and explained to guests how it would be transformed over the next seven years from a collection of crowded, ramshackle buildings into a series of permanent classroom blocks with decent toilets for both boys and girls thanks to the support of StudyVox.The support will also allow us to work with the teachers and members of the school’s management committee, as well as with the whole school community to develop their skills so that Kagumu School can continue to deliver a quality education to its pupils long after Build Africa and StudyVox FM no longer directly support it.