At least 35 trainees of the “Peter Quaqua Journalism Training Program” last Monday completed the first quarter of the comprehensive journalism training held at the Sinkor AGM High School, in Monrovia by MediaAid Foundation.
The 9-month training program is designed to address the huge professional gaps, coupled with the lack of adequate training for media practitioners in the country.
Speaking at the last training section, MediaAid Foundation’s Executive Director Titus Tokpah commended the trainees for making the right decision to participate in the program.
He encouraged the participants to always strive for the best and not to allow poverty to kill their dreams.
“We like to thank all of you that took up the challenge to participate in this training program after the Ebola epidemic. I always tell people not to allow poverty to drain down their dreams, because life is about fighting to make your way to the top,” he noted.
Director Tokpah said MediaAid Foundation has identified more problems in the Liberian media after the completion of the first quarter training.
“The completion of the first quarter has given us more responsibilities to identify the problems in the media sector and to find means to fix the problems. The best way to solve those problems is through this kind of training, medium and long-term,” he said.
Responding on behalf of the trainees, David Johnson thanked the management of MediaAid for the establishment of the journalism program and commended his fellow trainees for the level of demonstrated in the program during the first quarter.
Johnson said he was able learn the basic concepts of journalism, and the role journalists play in society.
The second quarter of the training resumes on July 15.