Digital Storytelling training cohort one: Trainees’ experience

When the deadline for the applications of the Digital storytelling training came there was a total of 87 applications and they were divided into three groups and the first group has since completed its training.

Upon commencement of the training, the trainees showed much promise with some of them already running blogs or YouTube channels and it was soon established that most of them were very much interested in community development, youth agenda, and good governance.

In their evaluation, the trainers said the students were interactive and that they enjoyed working with the group. It seems like the feeling was mutual because the students also said that the trainers interacted well with them and they really enjoyed.

“I really enjoyed and learnt a lot as well,” said Hadassah Wanjeri

“I really enjoyed how detailed all the presentations were from all the speakers you could tell they took time to put materials together for us,” said Aisha Wanjiku

On his part, Kevin Odundo said, “Thank you so much BAKE Kenya for organizing a three-day training on digital storytelling. It has been an insightful program. Thank you David Indeje and Mwende Ngao for taking us through the sessions, it has been a very insightful forum.

“The sessions were very good and informative,” said Titus Oteba and this was also echoed by Elvis Wasike, Kennedy Odweyo, and Martin Karimi

“I learnt a lot! I have jotted down pointers I find very helpful. The training was well articulated and thought through. The trainers are also very good. I like the engagement as well,” Grace Matheka

During the training, the students learnt about the communication landscape, monetization, social media, marketing, digital public relations among other topics.