Mtaani Radio is a non-profit, independent community based radio station that intends to build bridges with its listeners in Dagoretti, a huge area of Nairobi, Kenya. It exposes the local communities to the public through culture, and other social considerable issues.
Mtaani Radio Station is licensed by the Communications Authority of Kenya. As a non-commercial radio station under the direct supervision of the Community Radio Council. The station operates as a radio broadcast for youth in Dagoretti area.
In various expressions, Mtaani Radio is dedicated to defend the values of freedom, democracy, cultural diversity and respect for human rights in consideration the spirit of the people of Dagoretti
Mtaani Radio brings together a visionary team of indefatigable journalists with a passion towards community empowerment. It aspires to give voice to the voiceless, getting communities heard and recognized; it champions the rights of the voiceless.
The radio station is a project of Mtaani community based organization that has representation of the youth in Dagoretti whose aim is to bring community development. It is based at Kivuli Centre, Kabiria road – 15m from Kabiria Stage.
Mtaani Radio aims to focus on issues that bear directly with communities and create a sense of identity and cohesion through its various programs. With a significant representation from diverse communities and generations in its staff, this helps to build and sustain individual communities’ sense of identity and integration.
All of its policies, programming and operations are based on its social gain objectives, as originally laid out in the mission of Mtaani Community based Organization in giving priority to the marginalized members of the society and propagating developmental objectives.
The provision of programs include the process of education or training, producing documentaries, airing public views on prevailing matters of interest to listeners, for better understanding of the particular issues and communities, and strengthening of ties within it and with the rest of the world.
The radio intends to put its tools of communication into the hands of the youth who will develop, run and manage most of the programs to be aired by the radio, in acknowledgement of the growing number, needs and importance of the young people for the stability and future development of the community.
Another objective of the project is to support the community development and empowerment through offering training to new and existing volunteers, developing their skills and abilities and enabling them to broadcast, thus to disseminate, to their own communities.
Moreover, the project will provide local opportunities for career and personal development and build the confidence of individuals, encouraging them to take a more active role in community life generally.
Mtaani Radio works in partnership with other CBOs, local and international NGOs and CSOs and mass media for better achieving shared aims.
An empowered community that celebrates its diversity and actively participate in its development
To provide a platform for the community to address their issues through information sharing, education and communication.
Mtaani Community Based Radio Station shall be non-partisan, non-discriminatory and voluntary association of community change agents for education, entertainment, organizing and mobilizing communities for meaningful participation in societal processes.
To improve social, political and economic status of our listeners.
In order to achieve our objectives, Mtaani Community Based Radio Station strongly believes in the following values;