YALI TV in partnership with Arizona State University, American Embassy Ghana with support from BlueCrest College have organized the YALI McBird Media capacity building program for selected Journalists reporting on People leaving with Disabilities.
The two-day fellowship organized at GIMPA witnessed the participation of selected journalists from key media houses such as TV3, Citi Tv/fm, Business and Financial Times among others.
Also in attendance were two students from the Mass Communication and Journalism department of BlueCrest University College who were selected based on their interests to learn from journalists in the field as well as grow their professional network.
The Rector of Bluecrest College in his Plenary session with key Industry stakeholders mentioned the importance of collaborations to support PWDs and indicated the interest of BlueCrest to work in partnership with YALI TV and Arizona State University to set up a Disability reporting training center in Bluecrest College.
- The HOD of Bluecrest College, Mr. Philip Acquaye also facilitated a Professional Development Workshop on “Attitudes towards persons living with disabilities and how effective communication can be an intervention” on Day 1 and Industry Plenary session on Day 2.
The fellowship was climaxed with a Dinner where the Deputy information minister, Madam Fatima Abubakari, US Ambassador to Ghana, Madam Sullivan, Rector of GIMPA, Prof Bonsu, Kevin Brosnahan, Press Attache of Public affairs US Embassy Ghana were in Attendance.
Bluecrest College announced a 50% scholarship to four winners of awards for the night.