Monday, March 14, 2011
During the workshop that was held at Noah’s Ark Ministries in Queens Park East, participants at the workshop were introduced to the world on citizen journalism and social networking using modern information and communication technologies. For the first time in their lives, the women opened e-mail addresses as a stepping stone into communicating at a global level. The women then got into the serious business of learning how to tell their stories. The women were introduced to the five ‘W’ and an ‘H’, (Who, When, Where, What, Why and How) the basic requirements for a good story.
The women then got the opportunity to put what they had learnt into practice. They wrote brief news articles and later shared their stories with the rest of the group. Faustina Maravanyika, 26, one of the participants felt that given the opportunity, she could now write better stories for the community, stories that uplifts and empower women and girls.