Development Foundation, represented by the Information Office, launched the “Future
Media Professional” initiative which targets children of 6 to 12 years of age, where the
Creative Lab received on Thursday at the headquarters of (twofour54) Abu Dhabi media
& entertainment hub the first batch of participants in the “Successful Anchor”
workshop which was conducted under the above initiative in cooperation with the
Academic Center for Consulting in Institutional Development in
Sharjah, and presented
by the accredited trainer Amna Yassin Al-Dhahouri.
workshop, Al-Dhahouri talked about a number of topics related to how a future media
professional is created, including the skills of self-confidence development
and speaking brilliantly to the public, and other communication and listening
skills, in addition to another theme, namely “how can I become a successful
media professional”. Among the objectives of the workshop was is acquainting
the children with the most important characteristics of a successful anchor and
the skills that anchors need to possess, whether they are practical or
subjective skills, explaining the nature of work in the media, and enhancing
self-confidence among young anchors and teaching them the methods that help
them talk to the public with confidence. In the workshop, she also focused on
the practical training of children through a number of various and enjoyable
means that help them reveal their capabilities and good qualities, and then
discuss them with their colleagues and encourage them. The workshop also
discussed with the young media makers about the most important qualities of a
successful anchor, and how to nurture and develop them.
Al-Khatibi Al-Dhahnani, Director of the “Future Media Professional” initiative,
said that the initiative aims to detect the children’s talents and give them the opportunity to appear, create a media
impact, and convey purposeful social messages to members of the community, and
ensure that they reach the largest segment of children and influence them
socially and behaviorally to encourage them to develop their skills and
highlight their abilities, besides engaging people with determination to
express themselves and show their various talents.
said that the Future Media Professional initiative includes a number of
workshops and training courses dealing with different media topics presented by
accredited trainers and media professionals, including presentation of
television and radio programs, drama, photography skills, basics of electronic
design, digital media, appearance in social media, in addition to the young
intellectual and narrator.
added that the Foundation had carried out during the first quarter of this year
the first initiative workshop, entitled “I am creative in my presentation” in
cooperation with the General Authority for Islamic Affairs and Endowments,
through which the children learnt some presentation basics and skills.