A FRESH meaning to being a video production company
We use video production to give a voice to marginalised health issues. We are focused on using video as a missional tool to bridge research with engagement, teach media skills and reduce loneliness in our communities.
Oladamola Babalola (Mr. Babz), CEO of Freshrb C.I.C., was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma on the 23rd of December 2009.
Through his experience with chemotherapy treatment, he discovered his passion for video production as he took on this extracurricular activity whilst under treatment. This enabled him to take his mind off treatment and build skills that have become the core services of the social enterprise.
Post-treatment, Freshrb was established in 2013 and further registered as a community interest company in August 2014.
As a director at Freshrb, this venture has fallen in line with his calling which permits him to use video production as a tool for impacting communities positively.
Kondwani Chirwa was diagnosed with CVS (Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome) in 2010 for over a period of 2 years. This rendered him incapable of completing his studies beyond his Bachelor's degree. In 2013 however, months after being later declared a sufferer of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). He learnt how to manage his energy towards the completion of tasks, enabling him to take up Directors role at Freshrb C.I.C.
He joined Freshrb C.I.C. in 2014 and has brought his passion, insight and problem-solving skills, to the company.
Freshrb has offered Kondwani an opportunity to have a role in spite of his condition, and we can see that his condition has started to improve based on purpose behind the venture.
Freshrb in itself has been a therapeutic venture for Kondwani and we are amazed at how much of a blessing this is, not just for him but for us as a company.