Forty Six (46) students from the Ghana Institute of Journalism and 5 Star University College gathered on Friday, January 20, 2023, at the premises of Mobile Web Ghana to participate in the first Youth Media Literacy training session organized by Mobile Web Ghana in collaboration with the United States Embassy in Ghana.
The session’s objectives were to orient participants about the program, carry out a pre-training assessment, and briefly introduce the basics of media literacy.
At 10:30 am, a quick introduction of the attendees and an overview of the project kicked off the three (3) hour training. After a short while, the director of mobile web joined in to lead the discussion. She gave an introduction to media literacy and encouraged the participants to take advantage of the program’s opportunities.
In order to evaluate participants prior knowledge, existing skill set, and program expectations, participants were required to take a pre-training assessment. The training was brought to an end with a question and answers segment.
This training session comes off shortly after its launch in December which had in attendance representatives from the United States Embassy in Ghana, Dubawa Ghana, Penplusbytes, Thinking Minds Ghana, Newsbridge Africa, and Curious Minds, students from 5 Star University College and Ghana Institute of Journalism as well as key players in the area of media who were engaged in a panel discussion.
The next training session is expected to take place via zoom on Friday, 27th January,2023 at 10:30 am GMT.