First phase (2012-2014)

On 19th November 2013, 15 radio journalists (8 men and 7 women) from Sauti FM were trained in Asembo bay, Siaya county, Kenya. The training increased their capacities on the use of internet to report on the three selected areas of local concern: agriculture, health and women empowerment. 

Local Radio

Sauti FM

98.1 FM

Participants during workshop in Sauti FM, Kenya
Participants during workshop in Sauti FM, Kenya
Participants during workshop in Sauti FM, Kenya
Participants during workshop in Sauti FM, Kenya

The workshop was conducted by Dr. Onuonga, Fredrick Mariwa and Mary Casiraghi from Community Media Support.

Initially, the trainers assessed the level of understanding of the topics to be trained and identified the capacity gaps among the radio staff.

The training then followed with theoretical and practical components, allowing the trainees to put into practice what they were learning through individual and group assignments or dramatic dialogue.

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