Thursday, December 17, 2009

MKK 2009 in full swing

By Ofentse Mokae
17 December 2009

Activities are underway at the Media Kiodcracy Konference 2009, Bush Radio’s unique programme created to bring young people around the city under one umbrella to discuss issues that affect them through the media.

More than fivety young people and children as young as 10 years are participating in variuous acitivities from, television projects, online as well as radio programmes.

These activities are aimed at affording them the opportunity to attain different skills as well as to use the media to express their understanding of issues that affect them.

16 year-old Jamie-Lee James is hard at wok on the online group focusing on Child labour as their group’s topic.

“I’m doing online research about child labour and thereafter I need to write an article for the blog,” said an enthusiastic James.

She says the experience is awesome as she uses online tools like twitter to promote her ideas, something she says she only dreamt of.

Amongst the topics participants learn and use in their projects include gender based violence, substance abuse as well as child labour.

Another participant in the MKK 2009 programme 10 year-old Athenkosi Tshenese says she is extremely happy to be part of this year’s activites.

“We learn a lot of stuff with different topics in a very exciting way, which is very interactive and child friendly,” said Tshenese.

Apart form the activities Tshenese says she wants to be a social worker when she grows up because she wants to help her communities ans society from their problems.

The programme which kicked off with a opening conference held at the St Agnes primary school on Monday will end tomorrow Friday the 18th.


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