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Pembroke youth were given the opportunity to engage in the world of media through a one-week Disc Jockey and Radio Announcing camp.

Division of Sport and Youth Affairs’ Pembroke Youth Development Centre hosted 12 participants who learned the fundamentals of broadcasting and media.

Facilitated by the Broadcast Professionalism Media Training Academy, the July 22nd t0 July 26th sessions featured topics such as mixing, voice training and radio broadcasting techniques. The programme closed with a practical showcase.

Toriel Gordon, the lone female participant shared on the experience, ‘I was looking forward to attending the camp this year, because everyone in the community spoke highly on it. This is my first time being exposed to music and a DJ programme. I also enjoyed the public speaking as it taught me a lot of self-confidence. I enjoyed the experience fully and will return next year.”

Centre Coordinator, Sherraine Beckles highlighted that the programme concept came from the youth themselves. She shared, ‘Young men in the community have expressed their interest to pursue opportunities in music. It is important to give young people an opportunity to explore their talents positively.”