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Moving the microphone to the heart of the communities, Heart FM shuts down broadcast studio for 16 days to undertake youth focussed projects.

The Soweto Uprising, also known as 16 June, were a series of protests led by high school students in South Africa that began on the morning of 16 June 1976. To the brave youth that took part, some losing their lives, an annual Youth Day was set to commemorate their sacrifices.

June is often referred to as Youth Month and Heart FM through our 16 Days For Youth initiative, will undertake an unparalleled, mega-tour, a technical feat…Locking the studio and taking the station across the Western Cape in a campaign that will help bring home the message of how important our youth are. It’s not just about commemoration, we’ll be celebrating the youth of today, the amazing advances young people have led the world in, like encouraging recycling and green lifestyles and the use of new technology, mobile phones and social networking sites. It’s all about positivity, It’ll be fun and accessible, and at every leg of the expedition, each show will undertake a ‘project’. We’ll be Painting, feeding, funding & clothing our way across the peninsula, lending a helping hand, spreading the word and leaving tangible gestures across our footprint, saluting our youth, our future!

To find out how to get involved and how to join the journey, members of the public are urged to email youth@heartfm.co.za.

To follow the journey on Facebook – @16daysforyouth on Twitter – @16daysforyouth or Instagram – @16daysforyouth