The Community HUB Corporation Launches its 2012 Video Production Workshop
Eighteen young girls, drawn from Bishop’s Centenary College in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, have embarked upon a journey with the Community HUB Corporation to raise the awareness in Trinidad & Tobago and the wider Caribbean population to the issue electronic waste (e-waste).
The Community HUB Corporation is a non-profit organisation that was established in 2009 to empower young people and communities by leveraging ICTs. This year, the HUB is focusing on the issue of e-waste and has launched its e-waste awareness initiative branded “e-Cycle” within a “Women & Girls in ICT” forum hosted by CANTO and Soroptomist International.
Our Region has seen reasonable success in adopting technological solutions to date, as evidenced by the vast growth in the ownership and use of cell phones, the establishment of computer labs in primary schools and the integration of laptops into secondary schools as basic learning tools. In the face of these developments, the Community HUB seeks to sensitize our youth to the global issue of e-waste and create an awareness of the growing body of best practice. Additionally, through research and some investigative journalism, the young participants will highlight local practice and engender a call to action by the citizenry, to avoid the proliferation of the e-waste problem in the Caribbean context.
Over the 20-day period spanning July 16th – August 10th, 2012, these 18 youngsters are being professionally trained in Digital Film Production, and will creatively express their e-waste research in the form of short film. Columbus Communications Trinidad – Flow – is a proud sponsor of the e-Cycle workshop, and the video artefact will be aired on Flow’s cable networks.
Bishop’s Centenary Principal Ms. Yvonne Pinder is “…delighted to have the girls engaged in this project. Kudos to the Community HUB for this laudable initiative…”
Workshop participants are quite excited and have already come up with a list of notable persons in society whom they would like to interview as part of their film. This being the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) year for “Women and Girls in ICT”, we look forward to seeing what these young ladies will produce.
For more information, please visit www.mycommunityhub.org, send an email to email@example.com or give us a call at (868)-222-8177.
Photo Caption: Mr. Richard Chin-Fatt left and students of Bishop’s Centenary College