Training

Training

Tele-Vie-Deo has a training-course in journalistic and audio-visual abilities. Seminars are being held four times a year.

The training program in audio-visual skills, will be expanded, in order to improve the professional capabilities of the team.

Producers, from other organisations, are also benefiting from these basic courses in camera use, editing and script writing. In addition, requests have been received from churches in neighbouring French speaking countries, asking if their producers can be trained at Tele-Vie-Deo.

The training is directed towards future producers, webmasters, camera- men, light and audio technicians in West-Africa. Seminars will be organised more frequently. The following subjects are covered: journalism, research, data collection, interview techniques, human rights, management and publicity.

The training of trainers in journalistic and audio visual skills is essential for the reinforcement of the “local capacity” of Tele-Vie-Deo and other organisations, involved in the production and distribution of educational and awareness TV-programs for French speaking Africa.

Mr. Gideon Vink, an experienced producer is often directing the training program. During three years he has worked transferring his know-how and experience to workers of Tele-Vie-Deo. Now, he often organises short specific training sessions/courses in journalistic and audio visual skills.

The specific training sessions are needed to ensure the professionalism of the staff members and to ensure the improvement of the quality of the productions.

In Burkina Faso as well as in the other French speaking African countries expertise in journalistic and editorial skills is greatly lacking.

By the training in journalism and audio-visual skills of its own team as well as to script writers and technicians of other organisations (some from outside Burkina Faso) Tele-Vie-Deo wants to fill this lack of experience and professionalism.