Tobago Teens To Explore Media World

Young Tobagonians will get up close with the media at the “Teen Media and Me Vacation Camp”, hosted at the Scarborough Library Facility from July 25th-August 13th.

Through the Tobago Library Services, the Young Adult Library will immerse Tobago teens into key areas of media. The camp, for participants ages 13-17, will cover topics such as journalism, television, radio stations and social media. There will also be craft and field trips.

The programme will be held in the lead up to the Caribbean Broadcasting Union’s (CBU) 53rd Annual General Assembly (AGA), which will be held in Tobago this year. The Assembly’s 2022 theme is “Media and Information Literacy”.

Librarian IV Heather Gray, who heads Tobago Library Services, said the link to the CBU AGA is based on the library’s policy to highlight issues that are relevant to community and social interest. She said programming is a key format the library uses to create awareness.

“We also viewed this as an important aspect of how, as human beings, we communicate and interact with each other and the world at large,” Gray said.

With the emergence of the internet and its influence on young persons, it was felt that it would be an opportune time to also treat with the idea of how, as young people, they ensure that they interact with the various forms of media in positive ways. We are collaborating with the CBU through the Local Organising Committee (LOC), and we are yet to finalise facilitators. But we have their commitment to support the programme in any way possible.

Limited spaces are available for the camp.

You can register at the Scarborough Young Adult Library at Gardenside Street, or contact the Library at 639-3635 for more details.