The culture of communication
The dynamics of the project in January extended its activities throughout the municipalities where the project takes place. The Media Clubs in the Champion Schools of the seven municipalities of Kosovo, during this month have organized the first training in the creation of the school magazine and in the use of digital media, creating interviews, photographing portraits, using social media as well as ways to research online on specific topics by working together in a group.
The activities of this project are aimed to raise student’s awareness and active participation on tackling issues of inclusion, bullying, discrimination and active citizenship by improving critical and analytical thinking, stir creativity and empower them to efficiently communicate in the diverse media landscape.
Upcoming sessions will include trainings of students about editing videos they recored and showing them the work procedure of the students of our Documentary Film School and will contribute to increased quality of education through formal, informal, and extracurricular activities. The project will introduce interactive learning methods through visual arts to empower students’ participation in school decision making and creation of school friendly environments.
In January we also organized the second training for teachers who are coordinating the Digital Media Clubs in their respective schools. We welcomed three additional schools from the Prizren region, that was made possible with the co-financing support of the Directorate of Education of Prizren Municipality.
The workshop was focused on creation of Video channels for each School Media Club on the Gjirafa Video digital platform where stories and content created by students will be uploaded. The training was facilitated by Ms. Adele Gjoka from Gjirafa Video, who guided all the teachers through the steps of creating channels for schools and what are the most common issues that end users are facing. The facilitated process will continue in the future and will extend the support to students as well in management of these channels.
The workshop also included a presentation from mr. Muhamet Hajrullahu editor in chief of Telegrafi.com and lecturer at UBT. His presentation focused on how media targets younger audiences with Fake News and how the coordinators can help students to identify the fake news.
The project will, in overall promote equality and diversity, and encourage student’s creativity, logical, analytical, and critical thinking. Through work, learning and entertainment students will also have improved technical and social skills.
Digital Media Clubs have been established with the support of the German Development Cooperation