In a pursuit to mentor the next breed of journalists, media personality Douglas Lwanga is using his latest innovation, the Purple Skills Klinic Foundation, to bridge the gap between media students and those practicing their careers.
Last weekend, the skills Klinic foundation organized a Media Master class under the theme “New challenges, new opportunities, mentoring the next breed of media personalities,” where students had a chance to learn a few things from media personalities that included Faridah Nakibwe, a News anchor and talk show host NTV Uganda, Dr. Innocent Nahabwe Media Owner Galaxy FM, Canary Mugume News Anchor NBS Television, Andrew Kyamagero News Anchor NTV Uganda, Annatalia Ozze ShowHost at NBS Television and Sanyuka TV, and Josephat Seguya Reporter Vision Group.
The master class also had life coach sessions by Ruth Namutebi and financial literacy coach Frank Kizito CGMA.
In her submission, Faridah Nakazibwe encouraged the students to strive for perfection because Journalism is only rewarding if one is good at it.
“Journalism is not a career you will make a lot of money from but it can be a great platform you use to make a lot of money if you do a good job,” she said.
And adding to that, Andrew Kyamagero emphasized the need for the students to save. “Journalism career doesn’t have much money. The little you make out of it should be saved or invested. You need to have money management skills.” he said.
The proprietor of Galaxy FM Dr. Innocent Nahabwe advised the learners to always yearn for knowledge.
“Learning doesn’t stop, keep searching for new information, but most importantly follow your purpose every day,” he said.
The master class attracted students from various learning institutions such as Makerere University, Kampala International University, Ndejje University, Islamic University, UMCAT, YMCA, and Kyambogo University.
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