Held at the SPC’s headquarters in Sharjah, the Programme started on July 9th and lasted for one month during which students from grades 9, 10 and 11 significantly and positively benefited from its activities.
The training programme, which was conducted by Nabil Atta, Assistant Managing Editor at Al Khaleej newspaper, focused on empowering and improving the media management skills of participating students, besides introducing them to the basics of journalism. It also taught them how to dispel rumours and misinformation in addition to the art of dealing with the media.
Huda Al Dah, Manager of SPC explained that the participants involved in the programme had a great deal of responsibility and desire to learn and comprehend the information delivered to them, pointing out that the club would be a constant supporter of their efforts and media concerns, and its doors are widely open to welcome all talented students in the field of journalism and media.
Highlighting the significance of such programmes for young people, Al Dah said these programmes contribute to the formation of correct behaviours and instilling virtues in students pointing out that the importance of the summer training programme lies mainly in helping students to form sound media awareness and fortify them against the negative consequences of rumors and false news, especially those traded through social media, while motivating them to discover their talents and media skills and help them develop these skills.
At the end of the programme, SPC organised a competition at which five outstanding students were honoured with valuable gifts presented by the Sharjah Press Club in appreciation of their talent. Incentive gifts were given to the rest of the participants for their positive effort, commitment and constructive interaction throughout the programme.