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Students enlightened on usage and importance of Social Media

Kimbe, West New Britain Province: Thirty-one student representatives representing the student body of Poinini Catholic Agro-Technical Secondary School in Kimbe attended a short session on the usage of social media and its importance on Wednesday 28th April.

The brief session facilitated by Fr Ambrose Pereira sdb from the Catholic Bishops Conference and the Social Communications team dwelled on how the students can best use the social media particularly Facebook, and other social media platforms to disseminate positive messages in the midst of Covid-19.

Christian Religious Education Coordinator and Diocese Representative Coordinating the Seminar Mr. Brendon Kaita said that there is a great need for evangelization through the media and since Poinini comes under the Catholic Agency School umbrella, this was a good opportunity for the students to get some insights on how they can best evangelize their Catholic Faith.

“I saw that the students did not really know much about what social media is and they only used it to communicate with their friends and family but after the short session, I noticed that a lot of them are now aware of what social media is, especially the different types of ‘selfies’ being posted and I now hope that they can be able to use it to communicate positive messages,” he said.

Despite some minor setbacks, the session started off with an opening prayer and some action songs and activities to guide the students into the session. There was a lot of interaction and participation from the zealous participants all throughout the session.

The students who attended the seminar are prefects who form part of the Students Representative Council of the school.

Head Boy of the school Ezra Naka was really happy to be part of the selected few who were present for the short session and thanked Mr. Brendon Kaita for inviting Fr Ambrose Pereira sdb and the Social Communications team to pay a visit to the school.

The Social Communications team was recently in Kimbe to conduct a three-day Media Education Seminar for fourteen Catholic Agency Schools that started on Monday 26th April and ended on Thursday 29th April.

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