55 technical and radio animators from some community radio stations have received end of course certificates after a one month training at the Audiovisual Heritage Training and Conservation Institute (IFCPA).
The institution is found in Ekounou, a neighborhood in Cameroon’s Capital, Yaounde.
The ceremony to hand the certificates to the media professionals took place on Friday June 11, 2021 in the IFCPA institution.
CRTV’s Central Director for television, Ibrahim Cheriff, chaired the event on behalf of the corporation’s Director General, Charles Ndongo.
Speaking at the event, Ibrahim Cheriff told the media professionals to make good use of the knowledge they have acquired during the one-month training.
“ Information is power. You are the ambassadors of true news and not fake news in our various communities. Use this knowledge to develop your various communities” Ibrahim Cheriff
The Director Delegate of IFCPA, Francois Marc Modzom told participants that the batch of professionals is so far the best.
“I have not seized telling
the Director General of Crtv about how impressed I am. It is one of the batches that has left me with the best impression.” Francois Marc Modzom, Director General of IFCPA
The UNESCO Regional Director in charge of communication for Central Africa, Najib Nokni, told the trainees to use their community radios as a room for national development.
“Community radios fight against fake news, violent extremism and disinformation. Collaboration should continue. You are essential actors of development, education on COVID”.
The UNESCO-Crtv/IFCPA bilateral cooperation
The project to train technicians and animators is the outcome of a partnership between the United Nations Economic Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Crtv and IFCPA.
The 55 trainees constitute animators and technicians from 5 community radios in Cameroon and Chad. They include ; Waza, Bol (Chad) Lembebadja, Ngoazip, Ebebda.
UNESCO has said it will continue to implement the support program to enhance Cameroon’s development through community radios stations. Thanks to the project, 36 community radios stations will be rehabilitated.
After this training, UNESCO will proceed to install the equipment acquired to rehabilitate the community radios.
Kathy Neba Sina