My name is Dorcas Kirwai. I am thirteen years old, learning in Saint Anne's Primary School and going to class seven next year. I live with a mother who came to my rescue when my mother died while I was still young. I, Kirwai Dorcas, would like to inherit the title "journalist," follwing the footsteps of my role model Julie Gichuru (Kenyan journalist working for Citizen TV). I would also like to work with the children's department as a lawyer. As Ben Carson illustrates to us, to 'THINK BIG,' I believe 'YES I CAN.'
I joined the Uweza Journalism Club in November 201. Since I joined, I have experienced different and good things. The most exciting time is when I wrote stories after every visit. Our teacher, Thomas, has taught us how to take different kinds of photos. During the August school holidays, we as a journalism club, has the opportunity to visit two media houses, which gave us an insight of how they are run. The stations were Kenya Broadcasting Corporation, a state owned media house, and Citizen Televsion, a privately owned media house.
|Dorcas, left, with fellow Journalism Club member Aisha|
The trips gave us great priviledge to meet some of the news anchors, who shared their experiences and what it takes to be a journalist. This gave me good motivation, knowing that I am on the right track with my career path.
Mostly, when I go back to boarding school, I usually share with the other members of our school what we learned during the holidays. I am very proud of myself, my journalism teacher, and the Uweza Foundation for their thoughts to empower young people with rightful skills as we look ahead to the future.