Photo: Life-long learning: Sofea Haizal (17) hosts Sofea’s Study Space on OAR FM.
Maintaining good study habits is the focus of new OAR FM programme and podcast “Sofea’s Study Space”.
The show is the brainchild of Bayfield High School student Sofea Haizal (17), who is balancing her responsibilities as Head Girl with Year 13 studies and running a fledgling business.
Spotting a gap in the local market for hijabs, the head covering worn in public by some Muslim women, Sofea established her business Piller in 2021 under the Young Enterprise New Zealand initiative, which promotes entrepreneurship skills in New Zealand high schools.
The independently-run small enterprise is committed to diversity, sustainability, and sourcing local materials.
With so many hats to wear, and with the challenges that the pandemic has brought, Sofea found herself searching for tips on how best to manage her studies. She decided to share what she learned through a radio show and podcast.
Sofea said the show was not just for school students.
“This is also about being a life-long learner. Whatever people want to do, whether it be learning a new language or anything else, there is a whole technique to finding studying enjoyable.”
“Sofea’s Study Space” is broadcast every second Tuesday at 4pm on OAR 105.4FM and 1575AM. Podcasts are available from oar.org.nz, Google podcasts and Apple podcasts.