A ONE day media seminar organized by Catholic Communication Solomons (CCS) to members of Verava youths ended successfully over the weekend.
The seminar was attended by more than 20 youth members of the community on Saturday.
The seminar focused mainly on negative and positive aspect of social media in human’s lives. It also trained members on writing articles using the 5 W and H and more on how, to generate quality still photos and produced video in different shot sizes.
Facilitator of the seminar Christian Houaisuta said, “media is a tool of communication and it is vital in our life style from the new Communication equipments we use.”
She added social media can affect everyone in both positive and negative ways as everyone continues to use it and at the same time it is a gift from God.
She pointed out; “We use our cell phones, computers and other tools of communication to communicate to our friends and relatives from where we lived in the world.”
Senior CCS staff Joe Vidiki in his lessons explained more about the word communication and also trained youth members on how to use camera to produce quality still photos and video using different shot sizes.
“Photos are very important when working with cameras. Best photos helped readers to understand what messages you are trying to clarify,” Vidiki explained.
Mainwhile vice president of Verava youth Alban Machonu thanked the CCS team for providing the training in their Community.
He said, “we are very interested and happy with the training and we really get knowledge and skills especially on 5Ws and H and how to handle the Media equipments out from the training.
“This is the first time our community received such training and this is an eye opener and historical especially for youths in this community.”
He added, “since the establishment of this community in the last ten years, we always left out in many media training and other important training that vital for youths we read and hear about in the media.
“Hope this seminar injects an understanding for us even though most of us are not educated enough to attend this training,” Mr Machonu stressed.
Media facilitator Mrs Houaisuta thanked all the participants for their presence and participation during the seminar and encourage them to continue attend and involve in media as it is an important tool of communication.
The team is looking forward to conduct a similar training at Divit (RTC) this Saturday at Visale, North West Guadalcanal.
BY CAMILLUS KOLE