Mentoring for change at Ngaarda Media
18 December 2018
Ella Togo is a young broadcasting powerhouse.
Her weekly 30-minute program Ella’s Radio, broadcast on Ngaarda Media across the Pilbara region of Western Australia, is all about Ella sharing what’s important to her, and her perspective on life.
Her bright young talent was discovered through the Ngaarda mentoring program which was made possible with a CBF grant. This program brought skilled volunteers from the community together with potential volunteer broadcasters and producers. It helped to engage new members of the community and invited them to get on the radio, amplifying independent voices while preserving and celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.
Through her mentor, Ella was empowered on the airwaves. She gained the skills and found the confidence to launch her own program, and now she’s reading her scripts like a veteran and asking the hard questions interviewing Roebourne locals.