About Us

MAMA Youth Project (MYP) aims to equip young people from 18-25 years of age with the skills and experience to secure long-term, fulfilling employment in the TV and media industry. We particularly focus on young people from under-represented groups and those with limited educational or employment opportunities, including unemployed graduates. We are committed to getting young people into employment and to bringing diversity to the media industry.

Our Training Programmes

A unique aspect of our training model is that it puts participants into a 'real-time' work situation during which they have to work in a team to produce broadcast quality content. Participants are trained in core skills including research, contributor sourcing, camera work, lighting, sound operation, location-finding, editing & production paperwork. We are currently running two training schemes, What's Up TV Training and East London Digital Media Training. Please click on the Our Training tab to find out more.

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  MAMA Youth Project has been recognised for its leadership in developing equal and inclusive workplaces for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) employees by winning the Developing Talent Award at the Business in the Community Race Equality Awards 2016. The…

“How did MYP help me?! It chose me that’s how! If they had said no to me I wouldn’t be working in the industry that I could only look into from the outside.”

2016 MAMA Youth alumni, Hawa Hassen, writes about her journey to becoming a Talent Manager Assistant at the BBC. “Before MYP I was working in retail. It was a job that I found enjoyment in because of the great friends I made…