Train [treyn] v. to guide, educate or teach (to do something), by subjecting to various exercises or experiences Internews in Kenya’s Health team recently organized a Training of Trainers (TOT) workshop, the first among other TOTs scheduled for this year.
“I don’t think there’s anything new we can train you on,” said Ida Jooste the Country Director Internews in Kenya,“some of you have been to two or three workshops, �some have already helped us with our trainings, so today we are only reminding our selves of what we already know.”
�“Our interest is to impart skills to senior journalists so that they can help us to train,” said Ann Mikia, radio specialist trainer at Internews, “We show them how to conduct needs assessments, develop a curriculum and then organize training activities.” At the end of the training workshop, the new trainers were given a mission, ‘to be trailblazers in journalism.’ “It was an eye opener especially for someone like me,” said Geoffrey Khamadi , who attended the TOT workshop, “I was not used to standing in front of people and speaking but now I think that I can.”
The four-year Health Media Project (HMP) launched in January 2013. It builds on the success of Internews’ Voices in Health media training program (2003-2012).