Sanatu Zambang is a youth driven non for profit media and publication house that is focus on using media and publications to trigger inspiration, innovation and entrepreneurial skills of young people especially women and children. We seek to change the narrative of the northern region by empowering young women and children through our compelling reportage and the content that we produce.
our accredited skills and knowledge in communications, journalism, health and
film production, we try to use this advantage to produce documentaries and
media content in telling stories that tends to trigger and inspire young women,
children and young people to take chances in building their dreams and also
take up opportunities available to them. We do news reporting, advertisement,
public relations, film documentaries, and also make our office available for
young girls to learn how to produce media content.
2019 was all about redevelopment and restructuring of the organization. Much Concentration was about piloting projects in our business plan developed in 2019. We tried our best to produce content both in written and video to help us work on their redevelopment. But most importantly, it was to help us have a track record of our work and evidence-based for future references if we have the opportunity to pitch the idea to organizations to upscale the projects.
In the month of November, we held our first event at our space sponsored by Norsaac and ActionAid to mark the 16 days of activism. This project brought together girls from the senior high schools in the region to have a debate and also raised awareness of sexual and gender-based violence in our school.
The first time, this event gave us a picture of how we can organize an event at the space, the number needed and also what we will need for subsequent events.
But this event also made us realized that events are important to us as an organization to grow beyond the social media popularity that we have enjoyed over the last year. People Associate Sanatu Zambang with just our update on our social media platform and never associate us with any building.
This event helped us tore-strategies on giving our office visibility. In December it was more or planning and meeting people to talk about Sanatu Zambang, our vision, mission and what we do.
But we ended it by bringing the female MMDCES in the northern region to talk about women in politics in the region and the development projects they have undertaken as leaders of their area. January was also the time we piloted our end of month program involving people in the creative art industry.
We held an art exhibition in our space. We brought in artists from senior high schools, tertiary and graduate to come and talk about their art and also show their works to the world. This particular event was sponsored by some professors from Legon and Dutch Professors.
They came to Tamale to do research on the creative art industry in the region and fortunately, we were part of the people that were contacted to be part. After a brief discussion on who and what Sanatu Zambang is, they were interested in our work and asked us what our next project was. Then we told them about the art exhibition, which they brought into and decided to sponsor it.
After their three days stay with us, they left back to the Netherlands and since then we have established a connection with their school to form a partnership with them to host their student each year when they are going out for their outreach program. Talks are in progress as we have laisse with their president for the partnership and they have also shown the interest.
In the month of February, we organized a poetry show centered on corruption and good governance. This poetry night titled HearmeRoar was headlined by women in the tertiary institutions. They all gave a sterling performance.
But Then these two events that we organized so far gave us an overview of how the people of Tamale attend or react to the event of such nature and also gave us a view of how we can improve on our products, the cost involved as well.
In the month of March is a project we are working with Norsaac, we serve as a consultant on a project Norsaac is working on to give voice to women to talk about sexual and gender-based violence in the music industry here in Northern Ghana