Timveni urges Malawi youths to have nose for news

Timveni Child and Youth Media Organization in partnership with UNICEF have organized media training currently underway at Wapansi Lodge in Mangochi district.

Timveni media training for the youth
Timveni media training for the youth

The youth media, an extension of Joint Program on Girls’ Education Project has drawn students from Mangochi and surrounding areas is aimed at equipping youths with skills in reportageof different issues affecting girl education in the country.

Speaking during the official opening ceremony on Tuesday, Youth Media Project Coordinator Ralph Nyirenda urgedyouths to be proactive and have nose for news.

“Journalism is anartandprofession. It is an art because it requires skill and masterly to be able to capture news worth content and present it in a manner that doesn’t distort the truth or brings confusion.

“There are so many harmful practices affecting girls in their studies. We need to impart knowledge on how these kids can use journalism to amplify such issues,” Nyirenda narrated.

Among others, participants are being imparted with skills in journalism, media ethics, radio presentation and interviewing news sources.

He further highlighted the importance of generating content for all media platforms.

“We want to equip you with skills that can help you on platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and blogs. Most of you are familiar with Facebook but you don’t know how powerful it is.

“You can use Facebook to share different issues happening in your communities other than chatting and sharing selfies with friends,” Nyirenda explained.

Participants have been drawn from Monkey Bay, St. Monica, Manjoni, Malindi, Mangochi and Namwera Secondary schools.


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Hlabezulu Ngonoonda
Hlabezulu Ngonoonda
6 years ago

It is such a very good initiative to inculcate knowledge dissemination among the youth in Mangochi. In your next program, funds permitting, Timveni Child and Youth Media Organization, try to get students from the Polytechnic and Chancellor College who are pursuing communication and cultural studies and media or journalism, respectively, as well as those from Mzuzu University who are pursuing communication science to take part. The objective, among others, is to inspire students from those secondary schools in Mangochi so that they look up to the university students as role models. They will learn many things from them. Most of… Read more »

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