KENYA: Salesian Province of East Africa offers Communication Program for Youth

NAIROBI JULY 12, 2016 (CISA) – Bosco Eastern Africa Multimedia Services (BEAMS) and the Department of Social Communication of the Salesian province of East Africa are conducting  a five week intense formation in “Communication and Media Skills for youth and Social Work.”

The program sponsored by the Catholic Scholarship Program began on July 4 and will run until August 5 at Don Bosco YES, Karen Nairobi daily from Monday to Friday.

“The overall goal of the Certificate Programme is to equip social workers, particularly those dealing with youth in church and secular contexts, with knowledge and skills in the use of modern means of communication,” Fr Sebastian Koladiyil, Social Communications AFE said in a statement sent to CISA.

There are 23 University students including priests, religious and lay people and at the end of the course each participant will be awarded a certificate.

“The expected learning outcome of this program is that the participant will be able to have a broad understanding of the important theories in communication, analyze critically the social issues involved in the use of modern means of communication…” read the statement.

The participants are also expected to consume critically modern means of communication in their own personal life and for their study and work, apply some skills in the use of the means of communication for improved intervention in social transformation, particularly in youth work, in the context of the church and society and finally exhibit enthusiasm towards acquiring more skills in the use of media.

The resource persons for the program are drawn from various media houses around Nairobi and other experts in the field of Communication, Youth work and Catechesis.

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