Two weeks training on digital story telling
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.