Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Ghana Youth Journalism

So, recently, I have not really had much to write about. I have been going about slowly trying to set up an number of projects. Some of them a little secret, (from a few people) and others like pepper farming and pig rearing! (pig rearing sounds filthy!) So, in this little break of uninteresting times I will take the opportunity to promote a new initiative I am running. 

Last year I have the privilege to set up a journalism workshop at Accra high school. It was one of the few things I was able to do for Projects Abroad which was worthwhile. Unfortunately, when they decided to let me go they did not live up to the promise to keep the workshop going. It was a real shame that they couldn't because my journalism volunteers and I had put a lot of work in setting up and running this successful program. 

Anyway, to cut a long story short (and to keep a short blog short) I decided to go back and take it on myself. Not having the support of other volunteers has meant that I have had to change the direction of the workshop slightly. The members of the journalism club, rather than learning how to be journalists, and attempting to practice it. (With me as an editor) Hopefully, with practice, and a little guidance their journalism and writing skills will continue to improve and some of them can form a new age of journalism in Ghana. 

So I am directing (and inviting) you to to check out the first article written by Gloria Emeka on the Death Penalty. I would appreciate any comments for the students, or myself, with regards to this project. 

(Twitter: @yevucee)

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