- Briefly News recently spoke to a young man who started an innovative YouTube channel centered around helping youth cope
- Jan Chepape started the channel with the hopes of helping youngsters deal with everyday challenges by speaking about them
- Jan hopes that one day his channel can become widely televised so that it can impact a larger audience
In an exclusive interview with Briefly News, Jan Chepape, the brains behind an innovative and helpful YouTube channel dedicated to helping the youth of South Africa cope by speaking openly about their feelings and challenges on a public platform.
1. Where did the idea behind the channel come from?
"The idea to turn our helpful social media pages into a YouTube channel was proposed by our fans because we used to only make videos and post them on Facebook and WhatsApp but never thought of YouTube."
2. What troubles have you experienced while trying to start the initiative?
"Content and resources been the major setback because so many people will say that they're going to help you but they only say it and not implement anything."
3. What are the objectives of the channel? Where would you like to see it go?
" Well I have this idea that I think it's crazy but anyway it's an objective I'll like to one day see coming which is having more than 10 shows on our channel and moving it to DSTV and even having our very own radio station where we will broadcast some of the content of our channel."
4. Do you have any other hopes after you do the channel? Any plans to further help young people?
"I have hopes they there that lives will be changed with the little that we offer, young people it's a long time goal that we planning on taking small steps into achieving with hope that they'll be inspired into changing or doing something about their lives
"And to tell the truth we could really use some of their potentials in this channel so we just hoping that soon some will agree into working with us and with believe that our work will have a positive effect into their lives which will automatically spread to those around them."
In other inspiring Briefly News, Kabelo Makinta is the brains behind a South African Twitter page that has dedicated itself to promoting black businesses and motivating other black South African citizens to push toward their dreams.
In an exclusive Q&A session with Briefly News, the innovative and helpful Mr Makinta discusses the motivation behind the page, where he'd like to see it go in the future and its achievements so far.
"Our goals are centred around the kasi economy and we want it to attain mainstream status. We are negotiating with township entrepreneurs to have a one-stop shop to distribute their products. Month-end we are launching the online store and the physical store we'll launch around July."
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