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TEAM: The group behind OurFuture TV hope to officially launch the channel next month, (l-r, top row) Mohammed Usman, Fahim Zaman, (l-r, bottom row) Haroon, Dewan, Abdul Baasit, Irfan Masood

TEAM: The group behind OurFuture TV hope to officially launch the channel next month, (l-r, top row) Mohammed Usman, Fahim Zaman, (l-r, bottom row) Haroon, Dewan, Abdul Baasit, Irfan Masood

YouTube channel, to inspire young people, ready for takeoff

A team of budding entrepreneurs will be setting up their own online channel next month, aiming to inspire young people across the country.

OurFuture TV is an online platform set to be launched by six Grange Technology College students, which will tell the stories of motivational young people across Yorkshire as well as more renowned celebrities.

As well as real-life success stories, help with things such as personal statements and interviews will also be uploaded to the YouTube channel upon its launch.

Meanwhile, interviews with university represen-tatives will give prospective future students a chance to hear what these places of education look for during the admissions process.

Mohammed Usman, who spoke in front of more than 10,000 people at We Day UK last year and visited India as part of Save the Children charity, is a member of the group.

“A lot of young people across the country have inspirational stories to tell but don’t have a platform to share them,”

he said.
“What we are hoping to achieve is a central base to gather all these stories where young people can visit and hear of experiences which will hopefully motivate them to achieve their own goals.

“These are the future leaders of tomorrow and the next generation who may just need some extra help.”

OurFuture TV already has links with Free the Children and Barclays Life Skills, with Sir Richard Branson and SBTV founder, Jamal Edwards, two people whose own inspirational videos will hopefully be uploaded.

Mohammed added: “Free the Children, a charity I have worked with quite a lot recently, was founded by two brothers when they were only 12-years-old, so it shows you can achieve anything if you really want to.”

Fahim Zaman, another member of the team, says he lacked the confidence to speak in front of large crowds before attending the Barclays Life Skills programme and now wanted to share his experiences.

“Everyone in the group has benefited from their experience on the Life Skills programme and we all know how important it is to be confident and be heard,” he said.

“OurFuture TV will provide the platform as well as helping young people with understanding important things for their future life choices.”

If you would like to nominate a young person from Yorkshire to have their inspirational story shared online, please contact the OurFuture TV team at ourfuturetv@gmail.com.

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