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SKY launches Matswaka bae

SHARE   |   Monday, 21 August 2017   |   By Ontametse Sugar
SKY launches Matswaka bae

Having been launched about three years ago, SKY (Shapo Ka Yone) Girls BW has become one of the greatest movements that many young people want to be part of. They have a successful magazine that is printed and distributed to all schools around the country every three months. SKY launched the third season of their teen radio drama titled Matswaka bae at Lorraine’s Ntlo Maison. The show starts airing on RB2 on August 26 at 1230 pm. Elle Brook of SKY Girls BW said they are proud of what they have achieved so far and the impact that they have on young people. “Matswaka bae truly has something for everyone and it uses story-telling to allow the audience to explore their own feelings and actions and aims to help teenage girls navigate their way through life,” she said.  Brook said this season is centred around Lerato Kgopolo who is a 15 years old girl who at the beginning of Season 1 has just moved from a village to a school in Gaborone. She said season one was all about the character’s struggle to stay true to herself, Season 2 focused on the pressure to be cool while the new season will show Lerato and her friends in their final term of Form 3 preparing to sit for their exams. “They face exam pressure, relationships pressure and one of the girls gets caught up with the blesser phenomenon and more can be found out on this season,” she said. Carol Kgomotso, who plays two characters in the drama, expressed her heartfelt gratitude for the success that SKY Girls BW has become. She said even though some of them did it in the beginning because they needed money, the difference and the impact that they have brought on many young people’s lives is what makes them realise that they made a great decision to be part of the movement. She said the experience that they have got from the show is amazing. Matswaka bae videos can always be found on the videos section of the skygirlsbw Facebook page, on sound cloud, YouTube and also as a free podcast through iTunes. SKY Girls BW is brought about by a partnership including Social Dialogue Organisation, The Dialogue Group, Good Business UK, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Perfect Day.