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Students we rely on you

  • Abigail Seta


CBC, Gordons: 

“Students we rely on you”, said Bp Rochus Tatmai, CBC President as he addressed the participants at the 2nd Media Education Seminar (MES) for students. 


The seminar was held on Saturday, 30thMarch at the Catholic Bishops Conference, Port Moresby and focused on the print media. The first session saw Ian Zuasula, IT instructor at Don Bosco Technical School, Gabutu speak to the students on the Anatomy of a Newspaper. Writing news articles was touched on by Abigail Seta, CBC media personnel. The 5W’s and 1H was explained. For the third session, Nigel Akuani, CBC media personnel, presented possible noticeboard layouts for a school news bulletin. The students were engaged in interactive group work. They were able to organize their time and meet the deadlines.


“Team work was evident as the different groups put their heads together to plan, organize and bring out creative productions. Through interesting presentations, the students proudly spoke of the Catholic values that they have imbibed through the different activities organized at their school”, said Fr Ambrose Pereira sdb, CBC SOCOM Secretary.  


“The atmosphere has been open, joyful and respectful. The students are very cooperative and are highly motivated, thanks to their media animators.”


“The sessions gave us an understanding of how a bulletin is structured and laid out”, said Natalie Edoni, Marianville student, while Alabas Nathan was keen to ensure that the commitment is maintained.


Bp. Rochus Tatamai MSC, President of CBC and Bishop of the Diocese of Kavieng encouraged the students. “Learn as much as you can and share your knowledge for we rely on you,” he told the students. Bp. Pedro Baquero sdb, CBC Youth Delegate also visited the students.


The seminar concluded with moments of prayer as representatives thanked the Lord for a very enjoyable and enlightening day. The schools present at the seminar where representatives from Jubilee Catholic Secondary School, De La Salle Secondary School, Limana Vocational School, Marianville Secondary School, Don Bosco Technical School (DBTS), Don Bosco Technological Institute (DBTI) and Caritas Technical School. 


It is organized by the Social Communication Commission (SOCOM) of Catholic Bishops Conference and funded by SIGNIS, the World Catholic Association for Communication. 


The 3rdseminar will be held on 27th April 2019. It will give the students an opportunity to speak on camera and share their views on a topic they are passionate about.

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