RUBEN FM - EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
Bewa la Lugha
Bewa is a Swahili word for ‘campus’ whereas lugha means language. This is an education program that focuses on teaching school going students on the need of education in the community. It has really helped in improving education in Mukuru by inviting various experts on radio. Most of the schools have also been invited to bring their students to the program live and interacted with the community on radio.
WOMEN EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMS
This is a women empowerment program that handles family issues on our day to day life targeting on women. In Mukuru, single parenting is on rise and in most cases women are the victims. They play both the role of a father and mother in bringing up their children. The presenter have this in mind when presenting the show and so try as much as possible to highlight issues on social, economic and political issues that cut across the day to day life of our community. The presenter also highlights on matters affecting the youth and the community in general.
THE SPORTS TIME
This is a weekly program that highlights on the issues of sports. It is aired on Saturday between 1pm to 4pm. The main objective of this program is to update people on what is happening in the sports world and also highlighting on local sports. The program has led to a reduction in betting cases in the community as it addresses the disadvantages of gambling for community members. It also highlight on other negative anti-social behavior such as hooliganism and committing suicide in our expression of our love for the game. Alongside that, this program highlights on sport as an alternative mean of livelihood for those who are gifted in it and advises on sports issues such as nurturing of the talent and discourages the use of various prohibited drugs that has ruined the careers of many people.
Ruben FM being a community radio station also does Developmental programs that tackle crucial issues affecting the community. These stories are in form of documentaries, feature stories and magazine stories. Since its launching, Ruben FM has done several programs that have been aired in Radio Ireland.
RUBEN FM STAFF
Ruben FM staff comprises of a station manager, producer, technician, four professional presenters who reside in Mukuru area and four volunteers. This means that they understand Mukuru community well hence giving the right content to the Mukuru Community.
PARTNERS AND DONORS
Currently RUBEN FM has a few partners that are helping in sponsoring different programs so that the radio remains sustainable. We are still reaching out to different organizations for sponsorship of our existing programs and continue empowering the community.