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KIU Journalism Students Complete First Week of the 2023 MCI Fellowship Program Successfully


By Isaac Tayebwa

The five students who are representing KIU in the media challenge fellowship program organised by the Media Challenge Initiative (MCI) have finally completed their first week of training. According to these students, the first week had them learn and change a lot.

Isaac Tayebwa, Hellen Otaga, Deborah Akunyo, Ashiraf Ssekajja and Apophia Nzeirwegye said that they are very excited to have completed the first week which to them was a life-changing experience.

"The one week in the fellowship has been a turn-pointing in my life, my eyes have been opened, and I can now surely plan and implement a lot of things," Otaga said

"Most of the things we have studied were practical, I'm sure that I'm a step ahead of my counterparts." She added

It should be remembered that this fellowship has been organised for the last six years starting in 2017. The whole process of selection for successful candidates to join the fellowship begins after the completion of the National  Newsroom Contest.

In the previous contest, KIU emerged as the overall champion by winning eight different awards after an outstanding performance in both the radio and television categories.

While writing on the cohort's social media platform, Ashiraf Ssekajja appreciated Media Challenge Initiative's hospitality.

"Your company is so refreshing, I'm so delighted to walk this journey with you, I've never been so grateful. Big thanks to all you beloved fellows," he wrote.

While closing the first week of the Orientation, Abbas Mpindi the CEO of MCI thanked all the participants for being so comparative and disciplined during the week.

He asked them to work on their assignments and prepare for the next week in March .