#MediaCamp2020

11 February 2020 | Youth

Sem Amunyela & Vapitavi Ndura

Namibia Holdings, through their youth brand, My Zone hosted a media camp at Out Of Nature Country Lodge from 7 - 9 February 2020 inviting schools from all the 14 regions. The main aim was to enlighten the learners about media aspects.

The Camp had a positive impact on all of the attendees as they were taught how to design a page using Adobe InDesign, how to effectively make use of photo journalism to capture the moment how to interpret different scenarios and how journalism has evolved throughout the years.

Furthermore, the coordinators, Octavia Tsibes, Ester Kamati, Elizabeth Joseph, and Tunohole Mungoba made sure that the editorial teams had fun, mind building and a productive learning process, as their attention was instantly grasped when they lectured us. Our coordinators kept us active with fun activities such as musical chairs, dancing and 60 seconds.

Albe Botha, the CEO of Namibia Media Holdings, graced the learners with his presence and left them with his favorite quote “don’t tell me show me”. Another special occasion was having celebrated the 5th birthday of My Zone.

The media camp was proudly sponsored by First National Bank (FNB) and Standard Bank. Marvalous Shilongo, the ambassador of Standard Bank’s Pioneer Students Account gave the learners the privilege of naming the new brand of socks that are now known as “Toe-Shacks and Footprints”.

The experience was exquisite, aspiring journalists not only learned about Multimedia but about how to respect one another. Everybody walked away with a new friend, all with different personalities and views on media. Coping in difficult situations was one of the lessons learned at the camp and as well as what happens behind the scenes before a newspaper, picture or video is published.

The highlight of the camp for many was the Gala dinner, where everyone had to dress up elegantly. After that we received participation certificates from Ester Kamati and Elizabeth Joseph.

Otis Finck, the editor of the Erongo newspaper gave the teams an assignment to capture the most memorable moments of the media camp. One really informative activity was the video assignment given by Lloyd Zandberg on the topic of the corona virus. Even though it was challenging, the participants made the most out of it by working together as a team.

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