If anyone thinks reality TV can’t survive without raunch and ratchetness, try again.

Zamuka, which means “rise up,” is Rwanda’s first reality show, and it’s heading into its second season without any brawls and interventions. Instead the show’s focus is on youth entrepreneurship, risk-taking, and life outside of farming.

During the season, castmembers are assigned mentors in their respective fields to help launch their projects and navigate any challenges they may face. First-season ventures included a security computer business, cyber cafe, and an animation business. An independent panel granted $1,500 to the animated movie project for best idea and most feasible business plan.

The show is funded by the Belgian government and is produced in partnership with NGO Search for Common Ground and independent station TV10. Their hope is to influence change in emerging economies like Rwanda.

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