The 2017 Batch B media Academy training has began today at the GPI Calabar Centre with an orientation exercise for out-of-school young females between the ages of 18-25 years.
In an opening remark, the Coordinator GPI Calabar centre, Comfort Ikpeme welcomed beneficiaries to this quarter exercise and charged them to be of good conduct and cease this opportunity to bring out the best in them.
Also speaking, the Monitoring and Evaluation assistant Brenda Effiom briefed beneficiaries about Girls’ Power Initiative (GPI) and the programme they have commenced. In her words, she said GPI is a not-for-profit making and non-governmental organization focus to assist young girls live healthy lives and achieve their full potentials, towards an empowered womanhood.
Brenda added that the Media Academy is for the empowerment and training of young out-of school females on basic knowledge and skills to venture in to the male dominated areas of media works in Calabar, Cross River State for a period of three months and courses offered include; radio/television presenting, computer, cinematography, web designing and blogging.
In a separate remark, the assistant program officer Media and Advocacy Edidiong Uko read out GPI media Academy code of conduct to beneficiaries while admonishing them to be of good conduct and feel free to get back the organization if their expectations and set objectives are not met.
The orientation exercise featured talk on courses offered by resource persons, familiarization between students and resource persons, and administration of pre-test.
the exercise had in attendant 80 beneficiaries, 3 resource persons and 3 staff.