CITW Adobe youth club (which is part of the CITW Nanthomba Youth Environmental Stewards Club – YES), on 8th of April 2015, went on an education trip to Luntha TV – Balaka.
The Club which was established in 2012 with support from Adobe Systems USA, provides opportunities for CITW children/youth to learn and practice media related activities. Since it was established, the club has been acting as a mouth-piece for all Eco-Club members/youth and their awareness activities.
Every year the youth come up with a plan to produce some media pieces in the form of: Poems, Songs, Videos, Posters, Animations and etc. At one time of the year, when they have done a good number of products, they hold exhibition events where targeted audiences and the general public is invited to view and listen to their products. Their main objectives are to communicate and get positive feedback for better changes.
Their set objectives for visiting the TV media house (Luntha) were:
To get a bigger picture of how the media houses work in bringing about positive change in rural areas
To broaden their understanding of the power of media towards social development and sustainable use of natural resources
To get connections with professionals in media who could also act as their role models
To get connections with the media houses as one way of exploring opportunities for internship in the media career
At the end of the trip, an assessment in the form of a quiz was done to check whether their objectives were met. The outcome was that of a huge satisfaction beyond their expectation and being highly inspired for aiming higher in the profession of being change agents.