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 emphasising 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!

You can assist us in making Heart FM16 Days for Youth a real and meaningful success.

Email 16days@heartfm.co.za if you can assist or provide assistance.

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