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APDA APDA and IPS partnered for opinion writing training sessions for youth

5 March-30 April 2022, Online

APDA Communication Consultant Dr. Hanna Yoon, in partnership with Inter Press Service (IPS), held training sessions for youth in opinion writing.

The course, IPS Leadership with Communication with Impact, took place over ten classes from March to April 2022, attended by 12 Asian senior and middle school students. Through this course, the students learned the basic skills needed to develop opinion content and as the outcomes, they worked on 4 opening articles on selected topics with their own stories as youth living in Asia.

These 4 opening articles were published and disseminated by IPS from June to July 2022:

How to Stop the ‘Hunger Pandemic’ During COVID-19 (June 13 2022)
Plastic Pollution Will Kill All of Us! (June 20 2022)
Sharing Minds Can Change the World (June 28 2022)
Why We Need a Digital Safe Space for LGBTQ Youth – Thoughts from Asian Teens (July 4 2022)

IPS is an international news agency, an association of journalists that covers issues such as development, gender, environment, human rights and civil society. For more than 50 IPS has played a vital role in bridging the media and civil society sectors.

IPS capacity building empowers journalists

This course was part of APDA’s activities for youth empowerment and communication strategy.

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