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Media Literacy Workshops in Nigeria

The CMIL is partnering with the Street Project Foundation (Nigeria) for their Digital Amazons project. Digital Amazons is a three-week capacity building program for female creatives aged 18-25 years old gifted in different areas of the Creative Arts. The goal is to expose participants to 21st century digital skills that will prepare them for the world of work in advertising and the creative industries. Sherri Hope Culver, CMIL Director, will be providing media literacy workshops (via Skype) for each of the four cohort groups throughout 2019. The first cohort is expected to run from 13th May to 31st May, 2019. Venue for the training is NG_HUB from Facebook, Yaba, Lagos.

This initiative has been endorsed by the Lagos State Ministry of Wealth Creation and Employment and it is being supported by Facebook, Merakey – a foundation basedin Philadelphia USA, and Rita Omovbude Consult (ROC), a marketing communications consultancy firm based in Lagos, Nigeria, in addition to the CMIL. The Digital Amazons project hopes to train 100 young female creatives by 2019 year-end and make Digital Amazons an annual program.

Digital Amazons is slated to have four cohorts of 25 participants each, this year. To apply visit www.streetproject.org.ng/digital-amazons/
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