Media Literacy Program

Empowering the next generation

"If your plan is for 1 year plant rice. If your plan is for 10 years, plant trees. If your plan is for 100 years, educate." -Confucius

Growing concerns about  fake news  and the impact it has on our lives has started calls for young people to be taught  critical thinking  and  Media Literacy Skills.  There has been a drastic increase in the amount of time children and youth spend with media over the last decade. Children  ages 8-18  now spend an average of  7 hours and 38 minutes  per day with media outside of school, according to a recent research done by Kaiser Foundation. There is an urgent need to address this issue. Media Literacy Program is being designed to solve this issue by educated students on how to  handle media  and become a  conscious social media user.  Media Literacy Program help students to develop an informed and critical way of thinking. It’s an education that aims at providing students with necessary tools required for applying critical thinking to media messages and the biases it might create. It provides students with resources to better understand how technology works and how it can help in taking informed decisions by understanding the content better. It provides students with  necessary tools  to check for biases, facts and sentiments of what’s out there in the media and also helps them in creating their own media responsibly. Through the use of  workshop  and  mobile technology , we aim to empower the youth to be informed and then inform others.