20 Primary school pupils got a lifetime opportunity to visit the Imani media services for. The visit was purposely intended for these young boys and girls to get an exposure in the career dimension. The one day out not only motivated the pupils but also accorded them a digital experience on Information Technology Imani media is one of the modern broadcasting service in country with a wide range of departments together with sophisticated instruments and really employs the use of the modern equipment of broadcasting. The department’s ranges from news broadcasting, editing, radio section among others. “I am so delighted with the equipments used here in the studio, I had never seen this before and I used to think it was magical” said Donald Juma class 7 boy from Sinoko Primary School. The exposure also provided a practical sense since the pupils had a wonderful time recording the voices on the audio devices and listening to them later on. With guidance they had fun and learnt a lot at the same time“This visit has really motivated me and now I would like to be a video editor” Babra Nasimiyu said.
The pupils had a great opportunity to observe and hear how news is being read from the studio this is after they found 9am news being presented by Emanuel Oyasi live in the studio. The news started by local, national and international news in that order. ‘I expected to find big machines and big hall for broadcasting am glad to see how studio looks very simple like this’ narrated Ronald class 7 pupil.On air room the pupils had a chance to know what different hardware and software does work in the studio like; Zara it’s a software which is used in preparing and presenting news, Dell computer that has East Africa and international gospel news, Hp computer of synovet that links up with government and it monitors Imani radio on issues relating there presentation and finally UPS it’s a machine that stores power for one hour when electricity goes off.Still in the news room, the pupils also saw and had sports new which was presented by John Matere, he started by local then international news.Finally the pupils were inspired by Imani radio staffs that are in different fields e.g. news presenter, accountant, business reporter, sports reporter and senior news anchor. They encouraged the pupils to be courageous, passionate, committed and have that desire to become what they want to become.The visit to Imani radio build confidence of the pupils on effective communication, this after the pupils went through interactions with news anchor, business reporter, sports reporter amongst others.
This was a very rare opportunity for the children “This was my first time visiting a Tea Factory, I see the Factory from far but have never had the chance to go past the gate, am so inspired be an Engineer” 11years old boy. Thi is an opportunity for the students to gain inight on job market. 30 youth participated in the exposure program
The career talk and outreach was an eye opener for the participants, the visits to District Hospital, Police Station and Tea Factory really played a big part in creating new career horizons for the children, linking class theories to knowledge applications.
The Children had a chance to learn about their rights especially at the police station, where they were briefed by the OCS, they got to see various machineries used in production of tea at the Tea Factory, while at the district hospital they learnt about general hygiene and prevention of infections and were sensitized on WASH principles.
What subjects do you study to become a police officer? All subjects are applicable to one becoming a police officer – as we have graduate officers. This statement was a clear manifestation that the children were keen to know what they learn in their classes and how it can be applied.This was a great opportunity for the children as in August 2014, TYSA will be seeking inspirational career placement for some of the children in public and private institutions.