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NYC invites you to apply for a media literacy program


THE National Youth Council (NYC) of Namibia, in cooperation with Unesco and the Namibia National Commission (NatCom) on behalf of Unesco, calls on Namibian youth, individuals and youth-led organizations to submit applications for the media and information literacy program (MIL).

The program is funded by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The MIL program aims to equip Namibian youth with the capacity and knowledge of media and information literacy. The program focuses on disinformation, misinformation, online hate speech, media ethics, misinformation, micro-learning infographics, and video production.

It is divided into two categories, one at the individual level for youth ages 16-35 and the other for youth-run organizations that focus on youth leadership. Applications for both categories are possible until September 10, 2021.

According to Brian Prince, Communications and Marketing Officer for the National Youth Council of Namibia, 25 people have been trained so far. Among the 25 people there are 12 trainers who conduct the online training for each category. In the single category there are webinars that can be attended by anyone who would like to gain an insight into the main focuses of the MIL program.

The aim of the program is to train 1,000 young people by the end of 2021. Individual applicants must have both a laptop and a smartphone, while youth-run organizations should have proof of registration and have been in operation for at least three years.

According to Yang Wang, Junior Professional for Media, Communication and Information at Unesco, the project received over 680 applications in the single category. The number of youth-led organizations applying for the program is also increasing. “Youth-led organizations should bring in their A-Game in the application process, as the program is only looking for 20 organizations for the training,” emphasizes Yang.

“For those who have applied, please keep your phones close by as we will be communicating with you very soon,” says Prince, adding that youth-run organizations will not be contacted until the deadline has passed.

Individual applicants can fill out the applications via the following link https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=Uq5PHbM5, while youth-run organizations should follow this link to apply https://docs.google. com / forms / d / e / 1FAIpQLSfYqILVJxMtJ69Vgiih748Q78x8doV8WlKmC2LhdB1Ng8UKBA / viewform

For additional training questions, contact Brian Prince at [email protected] or Yang Wang at

[email protected]

– Aferbreak magazine


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