It’s been ten days since the Future Journo’s landed in Grahamstown for the National Arts Festival. We were all excited about seeing each other and being in the festival as for some it was their first time.
The excitement of seeing each other quickly went away as the FJPs saw that there was no time for games. But we did have fun, lots of it. Each and everyday we learnt something new. As we come from different institutions this was a blessing because our institutions don’t cover the same work. Now those who came here not knowing certain things can go back with more knowledge and will hopefully pass it on to others.
Looking for stories together, individually, doing vox pops, reviewing shows, blogging and socialising are just some of the things we were exposed to. I think it is only right for me to say this would not have been possible without the Future Journalist Programme. Most importantly, thank you Moagisi Lethlaku (Programme Coordinator) and Sim (Course facilitator). You have given us a once in a lifetime opportunity and without you we would not be where we are.
Ongezwa Ndlakuse- FJP