In a bid to foster media literacy among the youth, Mobile Web Ghana, in collaboration with the US Embassy in Ghana , conducted an informative outreach session on 20th September,2023 at Kwabenya Community Senior High School. This event marked the beginning of an initiative to equip high school students with essential media literacy skills.
The outreach emphasized the significance of media literacy in today’s digital age. Students were introduced to the concept of media literacy and its practical applications in discerning credible information from misinformation. During this session, the prevalence of misinformation on the internet and how to fact-check information effectively were discussed.
The session wasn’t just about imparting knowledge; it was also about engaging with the students. They actively participated by asking questions and sharing their own experiences with using the media. This interactive exchange helped them grasp the practical aspects of media literacy.
A dedicated question-and-answer session allowed students to seek clarifications on various media-related topics. Questions ranged from identifying fake news to understanding the role of the media in shaping public opinion.
As the session concluded, a networking opportunity brought students and our media literacy participants together. This allowed for more personalized discussions and mentoring, fostering a sense of community among those interested in media literacy.
In summary, Mobile Web Ghana’s outreach at Kwabenya Community Senior High School was a fruitful endeavor. Over 80 students were introduced to the fundamentals of media literacy and learned how to navigate today’s complex media landscape. The event adhered to the inverted pyramid journalistic style, focusing on essential information from the start.
This outreach marks the beginning of a broader effort to promote media literacy among high school students. Mobile Web Ghana is committed to equipping young minds with the skills to critically evaluate media content, a valuable asset in our information-driven world.