January 13, 2012

Journalism Training for Kuwait Teachers

Twenty Kuwaiti educators from 11 different high schools participated in a 4 day journalism workshop from January 8 -12, 2012 as part of the Kuwait High School Journalism Program.

This program, funded by the Bureau for Near Eastern Affairs, Office of Middle East Partnership Initiatives (MEPI), U.S. Department of State and the U.S.A. Embassy in Kuwait, focuses on developing journalism and media skills among students and educators in Kuwait. The program

The workshop taught educators the key components of journalism and reviewed how to implement a journalism curriculum in classrooms and schools. Kuwaiti journalist, Mr. Abdul Rehman Musfer, conducted the training in Arabic. Following the training, educators will be paired with 7 journalists who will provide mentorship and support to schools throughout the year.

 

October 24, 2011

Oman High School Journalism Program Exhibition

In September 2011, iEARN hosted the End-of-Year Exhibitions in 7 regions of Oman. The exhibition showcased the achievements of the U.S. Department of State sponsored High School Journalism Program in Oman. Each exhibition awarded participating educators, students and journalist for their effort in creating a successful program. In Oman, 28 schools and over 560 students, 80 educators, and 9 journalist mentors participated in the High School Journalism program over the past two years. For pictures from an exhibition hosted in one of the seven regions, please view the slideshow:

September 26, 2011

Kuwait High School Journalism Program Exhibition

On September 20, 2011, iEARN hosted an End-of-Year Exhibition for U.S. Department of State sponsored High School Journalism Program. The event celebrated the achievements of the program and awarded participating educators, students and journalist for their effort in creating a successful program. The event was attended by representatives from the 5 participating schools, 4 journalist-mentors, 10 educators, and 45 students. Additionally, officials from the Ministry of Education and the U.S. Embassy were also present. In total, over 80 attendees were present to applaud the work of the students and the achievements of the High School Journalism Program.

For more pictures from the event, please view the slideshow:

September 14, 2011

High School Journalism Program End of Year Event on September 20th

On September 20th, 2011, iEARN teams in the USA and Kuwait will be hosting an End-of-Year Exhibition to celebrate the achievements of the High School Journalism Program. The program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Office of Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) and seeks to support partnerships between newspapers and high schools to promote quality youth journalism in the region.

High School Journalism Program

The Exhibition will showcase student journalism products, highlight students' summer internship experiences in news agency's, and celebrate the participation of journalist mentors and teachers. In attendance will be students, school administrators, teachers, journalists, the Ministry of Education, and the US Embassy in Kuwait.

Event Details:

September 20, 2011
Crown Plaza - Kuwait
6:00-8:00 PM

July 14, 2011

Sharing Stories Through Journalism

This summer, three students from the High School Journalism Program in Kuwait and Oman were accepted into a competive journalism program at Northwestern University in Qatar.

The Northwestern Connect: Journey Summer Program is an intensive, two-week summer program that combines aspects of NU-Q’s two schools: The School of Communication and Medill School of Journalism. This exciting program was taught by NU-Q faculty, and gave high school students excellent experience with videos and still cameras, Adobe creative software, and exposure to the theory behind creating the stories so essential to journalism and communication.

This year the theme was “Mobile Cultures,” which reflected the many faces in Qatar’s fast-growing society, and the program gave students a hands-on opportunity to explore and document how a person or place changes over time.

Omani students, Ibtsam Said and Ali Al Kasbi and and Kuwaiti student Ali Al Mulla, hope to use the skills they learned in the program in interviewing, writing stories, photography, and shooting and editing videos, to tell stories from their own communities in Kuwait and Oman.

The High School Journalism program is an initiative from the US State Department, with funding support from the Office of the Middle East Partnership Initiative and administeration support from iEARN.