By Fridah Okachi
Kenya Community Media Network (Kcomnet) with support of Code for Africa under the BMZ programme organized a photo competition targeting secondary schools. The competition attracted 14 secondary schools with St. Dorcus Children’s Home school emerging in the third spot.
The school’s journalism club with 35 students entered the photo competition in June 2021, with the help of Mtaani Radio under the Elimika Mtaani programme. The role of Mtaani Radio was to guide the student in taking captivating photos.
The club conducts diverse activities to help develop the members’ journalistic skills such as news writing, news reporting, photography, presentation and audio editing.
The competition’s finale was held at the Shalom House Garden attracting students from different parts of Nairobi. The participants presented items on news reading, poems and play.
“Am happy to get one computer and certificate, you know I have been telling my students to keep on pushing and good things will come. Doesn’t matter how we are today but shape your future. Look now we have a desktop that will help my students to write stories for the Journalism club with the help of Fridah Okachi who is a presenter at Mtaani Radio,” said Gideon Ntabo the school’s Headteacher.
St. Dorcus which is situated in Mithonge, Dagoretti Sub County moved the audience with the humorous news reading alongside a debate on the importance of children attending schools. Notably, in Dagoretti most children are missing schools due to factors like poverty.
Picture (Hussein king on left, Gideon Ntabo at center (Headteacher) and Fridah Okachi on the right).
This story was produced by Mtaani Radio in partnership with Code for Africa, Kenya Community Media Network and the Catholic Media Council with support from the German Cooperation as a part of the Our County Our Responsibility project.