Radio drama and stage production Madi Majwana is back for Season three. Promising a fresh perspective on the economic outlook, this season reveals the hard-hitting realities of those directly affected by job losses in large industries. The series will be launched on the 22nd of February.
“The return of Madi Majwana: Stories from Your Pocket demonstrates Barclays Bank’s commitment to leave a lasting legacy in Botswana. We want to further explore some of the issues that continue to plague our society. Characters from diverse backgrounds tell their stories as they strive to make a living. Their stories reflect the black, white and grey areas of real life monetary habits, successes and failures,” stated Director Gao Lemmenyane.
Noting that the programme is a significant contribution towards improving society’s financial management, the project has grown to become a vehicle for social commentary. “The theatre production prompts introspection from audiences and dialogue about different societal realities. It encourages people reflect on their own prejudices which adversely affect their lives,” added Lemmenyane.
Since its implementation, the project has engaged over 150 young people, says Lemmenyane, who also expressed that it continues to provide them with income and knowledge on how to best manage it. The programme has been training 35 young people as Debt Counsellors and is currently pursuing opportunities for them to receive accreditation.
Maja Majwana is scheduled to play on Mondays at 6:50am on Yarona FM, Wednesdays at 1:40pm on Gabz FM, Thursdays at 4:35pm on RB2 and Fridays at 6:30pm on Duma FM. The programme is sponsored by Barclays Bank, Duma FM, Maitisong and Yarona FM.