The Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE) in partnership with the American Embassy, have opened applications for the 2021 digital skills workshop. The program’s aim is to equip the youth in the intermediary stage with digital skills to craft online personal narratives, employing multimedia components of narrative, text, images, and sound, that foster dialogue and empowers vulnerable voices.

This year, our digital skills program will be targeting youths across the country who have finished secondary school or are yet to enrol in university and would like to be equipped with knowledge of digital skills.

The digital space continues to advance oftentimes and the skills are necessary for everyone to have them. Besides, the period after high school is one of the most problematic seasons of our life’s, and we spent most of the times trying to rediscover ourselves.

With the training at hand, we aim to encourage the youth to add a new skill that will enable them to create content in their areas of interest and enable them to be able to earn a living through digital skills.

The training workshops will be conducted online starting next month.

The training program entails:

    1. Theory of digital storytelling which will tackle news literacy.
    2. Digital storytelling tools, techniques and platform(s) to support young people in expressing themselves in persuasive and compelling ways by putting up effective stories and building online audiences.
    3. Use of digital communication to support content curation and development across all social media platforms.
    4. Journalistic ethics and fake news.

To register for the training, fill the application form here before the 30th of April 2021. Visit the official website of Digital Skills Kenya for more information. Also, if you have any queries about the program please send an email  to training@bake.or.ke