MY ENGAGEMENT ON WEAREBORNFREE EMPOWERMENT RADIO:
My name is Moro Yapha I came from the Gambia, and I arrived in Germany 2014, from Italy. Upon my arrival here in Germany I went to karlsureh to apply for asylum, which is only the alternative for me to have the access of staying in Germany.
But before my arrival to Germany, when I was in Italy I was a self political and refugee activist, were I demonstrate through social media, by writing and posting online.
Since I came to Germany and taken to the asylum camp in Reutlingen and living in the lager waiting for my asylum application, I still continue on my online and media activism on my facebook group called “SOLIDARITY NO TO RACISM AND FIGHT AGAINST DISCRIMINATION” were I follow the daily European opinions and political views about refugees.
And in 2015 August I met a Gambian refugee activist Muhammed Lamin Jadama through my facebook group from Oplatz living in Berlin, who sent me an invitation to attend their exhibition and event. So I came to Berlin and met a Ugandan activist friend, from him whom he is working with, so we share views and opinions of our activism.
Then I went back to Reutlingen in the lager, until November 2015 when I decided to finally move to Berlin to have access to my activism. Because from my experience of my short visit, I experience that there are a lot of solidarity groups and political activists who are every day and night fighting and struggling for the empowerment of the refugees. So that motivate and encourage me to come and join does activists and strugglers as one in order to empower ourselves, and overcome those difficulties and struggles.
Then since I came I joined Muhammed and Bino to form and develop the idea of “Wearebornfree” as a Media activist to make a Radio were we will express ourselves of not going out in the streets every day, but we can every day have something to say out.
That was in September 2016 when we open the Radio for regular broadcasts in collaboration with the “KOTTI FM” for 1 month contract in our studio at “Waldemarstr.46” Kruezberg Berlin. Which was really successful for any of us until the end of September.
From there then i organized my self and get control and used to the technical stuffs in the studio, were i conduct and moderate my own shows. I speak out as the way I wish without any hesitate and confusion, until now I present my own shows on Tuesday and Wednsday.
My aim and motivation of participating to the Radio is by having access and confidence of expressing myself through my activism, without anyone talking and manipulating on behalf of me as a refugee, who has no chance and previlage of sitting in the studio of “MABB” or “RBB” to speak about the life, struggles and challenge of being a refugee here in Germany. But to speak by my self on my own platform without no one dictating and telling to do something.
“WEAREBORNFREE! EMPOWERMENT RADIO” The one and only activist Radio in the Heart of Berlin. Standing for Humanity both day and night.
Finally lets come together, united as one people with one struggle to tackle the system.
Much more LOVE and blessings!!
MORO YAPHA Member of Wearebornfree! Empowerment Radio and Humanity Matters.