*journalists vow to create more awareness
By JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
A one-day meeting organised by Partnership to Engage Reform and Learn (PERL) aimed at supporting media partners in the state to scale up implementation of strategies towards addressing barriers to girl-education has ended in Kaduna, with participants vowing to do more to create awareness.
At the meeting held at Bafra Hotel on Tuesday June 14, 2022,
organisers stressed the importance of supporting media partners to scale up implementation of specific activities in the media engagement strategy to increase understanding and influence behavioural change on negative barriers to girl education
Other objectives of the meeting were to review progress and partners’ effort on the implementation of strategy, as well as deepen and sustain civic conversation on barriers to girl education using various media platforms.
Giving an overview of the strategy, PERL’s Istifanus Akau said that media practitioners are important stakeholders in creating awareness.
Some of the barriers highlighted at the meeting, included Socio-cultural barriers, Economic barriers,
Infrastructure and WASH barriers and Access barriers.
The media practitioners present also while reviewing of progress/activities implemented in the strategy, produced evidence
of implementation via (audio/video clips, drama produced, jingles, documentaries, life phone-in programmes, stories published etc).
They also debated on ehat worked well and what didn’t work, as well as lessons learnt and what could be done differently.
The plenary at the meeting, saw the presentation of various group work.
Participants were drawn from print, online and broadcast media.