Two weeks train­ing on dig­i­tal story telling

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The train­ing on dig­i­tal story telling was or­ga­nized by youth me­dia cen­ter to 45 youths for two weeks and the train­ing will go till 16th April 2015.

Ly­onpo D.N Dhungyel , Min­is­ter for In­for­ma­tion and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions dur­ing the launch held last Tues­day said Bhutan to­day is chal­lenged by lot of youth un­em­ploy­ment prob­lems, lots of prob­lem that led to un­hap­pi­ness in the minds of our youth. He fur­ther said that youth me­dia cen­ter with their ini­tia­tives to start this small train­ing pro­gram will make our youth self sus­tain­able that can make our youth self em­ploy­able, that can gen­er­ate em­ploy­ment on their own is great ini­tia­tive.

“MoIC along with DoIM is please to sup­port this train­ing pro­gram fi­nan­cially as well as in other as­pects as we have done be­fore. We will be more than please to have such pro­grams even in fu­ture and we would be very happy to sup­port them in the event we are able to even in the fu­ture train­ing pro­gram” Ly­onpo said.

Ly­onpo re­minded that all the par­tic­i­pant have to take the train­ing very se­ri­ously, and to make sure that the trainees take full ad­van­tage of the re­source per­son, make sure that what­ever trainees take from the train­ing should be able to make them more skil­ful than what they are to­day.

Ly­onpo added that, we all should be able to add up to our skills and make our self skill­ful, so that may be we will be able to gen­er­ate em­ploy­ment own our own or at least to the last min­i­mum that we are able to em­ploy our self own our own self em­ploy­ment skill.

He said that you are be­ing trained for skill devel­op­ment only and once you have that skills, you have the weapon to fight out­side the world, in the world of job mar­ket and you will be able to get em­ploy­ment own your own.

Pe­maa Dorji, Ex­ec­u­tive Direc­tor of youth me­dia cen­tre said, sto­ry­telling has been a part of our cul­tural from the time im­memo­rial. It is an an­cient form of com­mu­ni­ca­tion and an art which has evolv­ing over the time with each tech­no­log­i­cal devel­op­ment.

“It is be­lieved that the com­mu­ni­ties orig­i­nally com­mu­ni­cated with body lan­guage and then progress to oral com­mu­ni­ca­tion” he added.

He fur­ther added that, with the ad­vances in the new me­dia tech­nol­ogy and dis­turbed com­mu­ni­ca­tion, com­mu­ni­ties have em­braced the af­for­dance of each new op­por­tu­nity for com­mu­ni­ca­tion and have ex­tended their abil­i­ties, skills and lit­er­acy to par­tic­i­pate more fully and an en­gage with larger au­di­ences through each devel­op­ment in tech­nol­ogy.

While, dig­i­tal story telling is a nat­u­ral pro­vi­sion from oral sto­ry­telling; one might even say that story telling plus tech­nol­ogy equals dig­i­tal story telling. He fur­ther said that dig­i­tal story telling is not just about the trans­fer of knowl­edge; it is also a move­ment de­sign to am­plify voice of a com­mu­nity, said the ex­ec­u­tive direc­tor.

He said that there is no ex­pe­ri­ence re­quired but that does not mean that it is very easy. And that ef­fec­tive dig­i­tal story telling uses the mul­ti­me­dia com­po­nents of nar­ra­tive, text, images and sound. Many peo­ple dis­cov­ered dig­i­tal story telling through work­shops like to­day on how to use mul­ti­me­dia tech­nol­ogy. Through the skills dig­i­tal com­pe­tency and lit­er­acy learned in this en­vi­ron­ment story teller can con­tinue telling their sto­ries.

He said that dig­i­tal com­mu­ni­ca­tion has the po­ten­tial to reg­u­la­tion­ize the shar­ing of knowl­edge, ideas and cul­tural in the way that writ­ten com­mu­ni­ca­tion did in the past. He fur­ther said that the ben­e­fit of how to use dig­i­tal story telling is im­mense and can also be used by teach­ers, stu­dents and jour­nal­ist to cre­ate an in­ter­ac­tive learn­ing and en­cour­age max­i­mum par­tic­i­pa­tion.

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