Rose Achiego - Nairobi, Kenya
Speaking during the training at the Holy Family Minor Basilica, Thursday, Archdiocesan Communications Coordinator, Fr. David Njau said the training of Parish Communication Agents would enhance the proclamation of the Good News among parishioners of the Archdiocese.
Training agents of evangelisation
Fr. Njau encouraged the parish communicators to be ready to be used by God in His plan of evangelisation.
“God wants to use you as you are,” he said, adding that the Archbishop of Nairobi, John Cardinal Njue and the Auxiliary Bishop, David Kamau were enthusiastic about the training.
Catholic content for Catholic media
The National Executive Secretary for the KCCB Commission for Social Communication, Brother Elias Mokua said the training was aimed at developing a stronger Catholic identity amidst competing media interests. The Church in Kenya wants to take the lead with regard to Catholic content and the provision of unique news and information. The exercise would involve the cross-sharing of Catholic news with the view to increase news generation for Catholic media such as radio, print and online platforms.
Commission aims at training all 25 dioceses of Kenya
Participants commended the Church for the initiative terming it, “a great step in the right direction.” They suggested to organisers that periodic and ongoing formation be continued. They further created WhatsApp and email groups to enhance the sharing.
The KCCB Commission aims at training Parish Communication Agents in all the 25 Diocese of Kenya. It has so far successfully conducted training in Embu, Kakamega, Nakuru, Eldoret, Kitale, Mombasa and Voi, Malindi Dioceses.