April 21, 2006

WORKSHOPS - OneMinutesJr workshop on child poverty (GERMANY)

OneMinutesJr workshop on "child poverty" in Germany
17 children from the industrial region in Germany's Northwest participate in a OneMinutesJr workshop on child poverty. In the five-day workshop, the youngsters (age average is 14) will produce 17 OneMinuteJr videos about the way they see poverty. The workshop is supported by the German National Committee for UNICEF and the NGO Deutscher Kinderschutzbund. All films will be shown at a national conference on child poverty in Berlin. Several nationwide TV channels also produce feature stories about the workshop and its participants.
Today (April 20), German international football player Christoph Metzelder visited the workshop and said: "It's amazing to see how well the kids can shape their ideas, how deep their thoughts are. Poverty is not only an issue in developing countries, it's also an issue here around us in Germany."
Chris Schuepp
Young People's Media Network - Coordinator
Youth Media Consulting GbR
c/o ECMC (European Centre for Media Competence)
Bergstr. 8 / 11th floor
D-45770 Marl - Germany
Tel./Fax: +49 2365 502480
Mobile: +49 176 23107083
Email: cschuepp@unicef.org
URL: www.unicef.org/magic
Mailing list: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/youthful-media
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