Ghanaweb correspondent for the upper east region, Senyalah Castro, popularly known as Cazo, bags an ample opportunity with International Justice Mission for his humanitarian reportage. The award-winning reporter crowned by Ghana Journalist Association in 2019 as Best Gender and disability reporter was one of two journalists selected from Northern Ghana and the only journalist from the Upper East Region for the Young Journalist Fellowship Program.
The program is an initiative of the International Justice Mission that offers individuals the opportunity to increase their knowledge and build skills in advocating for eliminating human trafficking in Ghana while expanding their networks and advancing their careers in the media.
In a document sighted by TimBia Gh, signed by Jacqui Oyimer, Senior Associate of IJM Ghana, the International Justice Mission received many solid applications. Yet, Castro emerged as the only selected journalist from Upper East Region for his outstanding application coupled with an exceptional interview and a strong recommendation from his supervisor.
young journalist fellowship program
The program presents the selected fellows with the following opportunities for the year 2021:
1. Training Institute: Fellows will attend a weeklong intensive training to learn key concepts of advocating against human trafficking.
2. Justice Lounge: Fellows will participate in monthly virtual coaching sessions to receive the support to effectively embark on media campaigns for humanity.
3. Little Steps for Justice: Fellows will carry out small-scale but high-impact media
4. Action Projects: With seed funding from IJM and support from their media organizations, fellows will develop, plan, and implement their action media
projects for humanity.
5. Learning and sharing impact: At the end of the program, fellows will share and celebrate
their success stories with the greater IJM community and stakeholders.