Change-makers converge to enhance communication skills.
March 25, 2012
MANILA, Philippines – A diverse mix of 40 young leaders from various parts of the country have converged in Manila for a workshop entitled, “Communicating for Social Change.”
The 4-day event provides an opportunity for these leaders to find their voice, gain new skills as facilitators of change, and grow their capacity for citizen action towards a more just world.
“Our goal is to establish an enduring network of young leaders who, as influencers in their communities’ dialogue, learn and act together to address global and local issues,” Amanda Burrell, country director of the British Council–Philippines, said in opening the 4-day event that runs from March 24-27.
“It is when the combined processes of communication and participation join forces that real social change starts to happen,” Burrel reminded the particpants.
Meanwhile, in her keynote address, Rappler chief executive officer and executive editor Maria Ressa stressed the power of social media in communicating social change.
“Social media transmits ideas and emotion. Everything we do ripples through our social network,” Ressa said, citing a study.
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