Initiative Update

Taking my initiative to the radio for a long term deal: Hopeful is all I can say

Marie Abanga
Posted January 7, 2021 from Cameroon
At the Mirror Radio and TV
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When my mentor Megha suggested during one of our monthly check in calls that I reach out to a radio house or two and propose to host a program on mental health matters, I wasn't sure I wanted to get into the dynamics and gymnastics of what such a process could involve. The sometimes unnecessary bureaucracy and then requirement that you pay for the slots or bring sponsors through adverts etc, nah I didn't want to do that.

She sensed the resistance and encouraged me to approach the radio houses which have invited me once or twice to a program of theirs for "free" hahahahaha. 

I mentioned it first casually to 2 of such houses, and bingo they asked me for a proposal to start this January and to run for 6 months for a start. This is when I knew the universe could align. I was also happy am fluent in both English and French.

So, yesterday the promoter of one of the Radio house called me to say I could start with recorded programs in both languages today, and then we see how it goes. 

Imagine my glee, I didn't want to leave the office today without sharing such great news for my initiative. I know I will reach more than a hundred people with my short but thought provoking programs, and so excited because there is even a prospect in the long run to host a TV program at that media house.

Thank you my mentor Megha, and for the connection we share I say Aloha

How many people have you impacted since your last update?

100

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Jill Langhus
Jan 08
Jan 08

Oh, wow! This is great! Good job!

Marie Abanga
Jan 09
Jan 09

Thank you so much dear Jill

Jill Langhus
Jan 11
Jan 11

You're very welcome! XX

Tamarack Verrall
Jan 09
Jan 09

Wowowow!!! Go Marie! This is so fabulous. And I love the inside story on how Mentoring/Menteeing worked so smoothly.

Marie Abanga
Jan 15
Jan 15

Dear Tam,

Thank you so much. And yes yes other ideas are popping up now and am jotting and still picking Megaha's heart hahahahaha

Woooow, Marie! I am so happy for you! I would like to quote lyrics of Queen's Radio Gaga because it's relevant to the movements we are doing,

" So don't become some background noise
A backdrop for the girls and boys
Who just don't know, or just don't care
And just complain when you're not there
You had your time, you had the power
You've yet to have your finest hour
Radio (radio)"

In case you feel like singing, I'm listening to it now. Haha. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0omja1ivpx0

Congrats, Marie! I am so proud of you! You've yet to have your finest hour, MARIE!!!!

Marie Abanga
Jan 15
Jan 15

Aw Kaye Aw,

Thank you. And the promotor of that media house listened to it when it was aired and sent me a chat saying it was very interesting. I am definitely all over the moon about that hahahahaha
You can be sure am ready for the best which is yet to come
light and love all the way

Dawn Arteaga
Jan 12
Jan 12

YES MARIE!!! This is huge! Congratulations!

Marie Abanga
Jan 15
Jan 15

Thank you Dawn,
One day they would hear about World Pulse on the waves when I do the episode on support networks