5 Kenyans start training
Voices of Africa Media Foundation has launched its fourth phase of mobile reporting training in Kenya, where five more trainees joined the project after a four-day training. Conducted by the Foundation’s coordinator for East-Africa, Khamis Ramadhan, the training covered the basics of mobile reporting, including the technicalities of the mobile phone.
“I have learned to shoot with a phone, to edit, to merge clips, and how to upload to the internet”, said Nick Okoth shortly after the training. Okoth, who is among the five young trainees, will be reporting from Migori, place of residence. Together with him were Bonny Kipchirchir, who will be reporting from the Nairobi’s slum of Kibera, Sylvia Kore, from Kajiado, Thomas Onyiego, from Majengo, Nairobi, and Njeri Meresa from Ugunja
Since 2007, Voices of Africa Media Foundation has trained about twenty five young men and women in different parts of Kenya. The aim has always been to open the doors of the new media world to the less privileged but talented young Africans. A similar project is underway in Ghana, and a new phase is about to start in Tanzania. The project was also completed in Cameroon.
Haarlem, 18 March 2010
Pim de Wit
Voices of Africa Media Foundation
18 March 2010, 12:38