Global media predominantly highlight the negative about the African continent. They generally project Western Countries in a most positive light. The youth in Africa consuming this information believe everything and are ready to risk their lives for perceived greener pastures abroad by crossing the Mediterranean see to Europe.
The purpose of the Ubuntu Series is to sensitize Africans of the need and responsibility of each and everyone of us to bring about a positive change in our continent. The Ubuntu Series aims at “sensitizing people of African descent about attitudes and behaviors that disrupt the development of our continent”. Convinced that a change in mindset can empower Africans to find homemade solutions for the challenges they face.
The Ubuntu Series highlights topics like, irregular Migration, bad governance, ethnicity and tribalism, bribery and corruption, decolonization, supporting and valuing our own Initiatives and products “made in Africa”. The message of the Ubuntu Series is “let us be the change we want to see in others”.
Since 2018, we have conducted training courses for journalists in several projects on the causes of irregular migration and the role of the media in migration issues. The trainings took place in Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea and Gambia. Within the framework of these trainings, workshops were held with young people and representatives of civil society with the aim of finding out how they perceive the challenges in their countries and to develop possible solutions. The result of the workshops served as a basis for animated Ubuntu videos. The Trainings as well as the Videos were financed by the German Federal Foreign Office.
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