For a new generation of young journalist, promoting a culture of peace!
The main aim of “Take your chance, Be the change !” is: to create a Europe – Africa network of young journalists who are going to use media in order to promote healthy, positive values to the society.
What are we going to do?
1. We will organize a Training of Trainers, werw the participants will:
-become aware of the role that media plys in spreading prejudices and stereotypes;
-become aware of their own prejudices and stereotypes;
-will exchange experiences and knowledge in the youth field, media and non formal education;
-will gain abilities as multipliers for the people in their local areas.
2. We will offer support in order to reinforce the effects of the training and the project and to create new projects and long term partnerships.
Why did we choose Kigali to organize the training?
If, for the new generation, the Shoah begins to be a drama from the old time, Rwandan genocide is a very contemporary event, still present in each memory.
To organize the training of trainers in Rwanda,to listen to the testimonies of the survivors of the Genocide, to visit memorials,to bear the sight of scares, mutilations, amputations, to face the story of the recovery of this society, the forgiveness philosophy, but most important, to discover the media involvement in all this, are very strong experiences.
Every one of these activities is an exceptional opportunity for our trainers to make participants aware of the impact, the horrifying damages and the dramatic consequences that stereotypes and prejudices can produce in a community and how media can contribute to this .
This is why we think Kigali is probably the best place to go now to organize this training course, as an opportunity to raise the awareness of the participants on the universality of what happened in Rwanda.
How are we going to do this?
For the media, through the media
Through this training, we want to touch the media field. And the best way to do it is to use… the media!
This is why we will take a real advantage of Information and Communication Technologies and media to multiply and disseminate the expected results :
1.24 young or future journalists more aware of their prejudices, and the way they promote it through the media;
2. European-African network of organizations working;
3.an official website;
4.a weblog made by participants;
5. training organized by the participants in order to create a snowball effect in their countries;
6.short documentaries which are going to be spread in Europe and Africa in more than 16 countries.
Liga pentru Educatie, Cultura si Sport (Romania), European Peer Training Organization(Belgium), Instants Productions asbl (Belgium),Urungano Youth and Media (Rwanda), Picha asbl (DR Congo), Bolu Governorship (Turkey), Iriba (Burundi), Pistes Solidaires (France), Be International (Czech Republic), 33 Europa en Espana (Spain), College for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences of Szeged (Hungary), Seikeljate Vennaskond (Estonia), Associazione TDM 2000 (Italy),Associacao Maquina do Mundo (Portugal)
Sponsored by The European Comission through “Youth in the World” program
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Thanks to each of you for showing your interest in creating “A new generation of young journalists, creating a culture of peace!”
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