A training course on writing success stories was concluded Thursday in Taiz, having been held under the Yemeni media emergency response project undertaken by the French Media Development Agency, in cooperation with SEMC, and financed by the European Union (EU).
At the close of the function, which ran for three days and tatgeted 10 liaision officers from humanitarian NGOs, Mohammed Ismail, SEMC Executive Director, said that the training comes as part of a program meant for several of journalists and civil society organizations operating in the humanitarian sphere, adding that the course aimed at enabling Yemeni journalists and NGOs to play a vital role in buttressing humanitarian efforts and the peace process in Yemen more generally.
One trainee Rashida Al-Zyadi, meanwhile, noted, ” This course was extremely significant for me. Indeed, I have come to recognize the real need for the function only following the end of it. We could learn the techniques and modus operandi of identifying success stories and how to tackle them professionally,”.
Abdullah Fayed, another trainee, says: ” As journalists working for humanitarian oufits and dealing with a variety of enterprises being in direct contact with the populace, the course has fulfilled our needs. Indubitably, there are a medley of success stories that merit a proper treatment”.
The workshop had mainly focused on the ways and means of scouring for success stories on the ground, and differentiating them from those of NGO drives.
It further touched upon the significance of media advocacy for humanitarian issues, as the roles of media outlets in reporting human interest issues, namely success and inspirational stories.