Stressed up after a long day’s work, I see an email pop in. “Congratulations, you have yourself a trip to
I just turned to my colleague in the office and told him: ‘Finally, I am going to SA.” This is what I had longed for since the start of the year, to visit the popular city of
And the one week long training is a thing that I am gonna carry home: inspirational, entertaining and enriching. Not forgetting that it came with a trip on the Gautrain to
But more special to me and the entire group are the different characters we met from different countries whose experiences became a bible for us to go with in our journalism work back home.
Beatrice Baiden, a.k.a. BB, from eTV
As for Julius Sakala from
And yet another intelligent lady I met is Zeddy Sambu. A writer with Business Daily, a subsidiary of Nation Media Group, Zeddy is articulate and understands business journalism. The few times I interacted with her at the Courtyard hotel bar, I got to learn about her eight-year experience in journalism, which explains her mastery of the game. The tall slender jolly lady will not go unnoticed in her bright red and white wear; these colours make her whole.
Then Samuel Sanya a colleague from
And so is the class interesting to interact with, but all these six individuals are brought to shape by David White our program facilitator. This guy knows each and every one of us and has mastered how to deal us. He is just not a trainer but a father. He knows how to grab our attention when we tend to be drawn away during the lectures. Trust me, in the class assignments he gives us he keeps us on our toes, our brains fully at work. These are partly what sharpen our thinking and there is no more you may need after this intensive training.
The second of its kind I am attending within a period of one year, Thomson Reuters Foundation training has done a great deal to my journalism. Since the end to the first training, my stories are hardly edited; they are passed as clean copy, unlike before when we always had verbal fights with my boss over the quality of my work. And I guess with this advanced training I will soon be business editor for the Daily Monitor.