GlobalGirl Media Summer Academy
Our Summer Academy
GlobalGirl Media UK
run an annual
a 3-week intensive training for girls aged 14-22 from disadvantaged backgrounds. The
GGM Academy focuses on
empowering the girls by developing their technical skills,
their media literacy, their news knowledge and their critical thinking skills.
The girls develop story ideas, write and edit blogs, research their chosen topics and learn digital camera, sound and editing.
Our curriculum is developed and taught by award-winning media professionals and our training is holistic, integrating health, literacy, self-esteem, and basic human rights that effectively contribute to the overall needs of
At the end of the training they will
produce their own short films.
training, run in 2016 as a very successful pilot, brings awareness
of the misrepresentation of women in the media, empowering our graduates to take the tools of content-making into their own hands.
We teach broadcast quality skills in documentary filmmaking
and blogging and offer support beyond the training through our GGM Newsroom, with mentors, platforms, equipment and editorial
advice, to enable graduates to
make powerful content on subjects which
matter to them.
Activities on the course include visits to
broadcasters, such as the BBC, guest lectures, and training in lighting, framing, sound, camera and interviewing techniques,
with a view to impactful social
Who do we support
We support especially young women from disadvantaged
backgrounds, who would not often be able to access opportunities in the media sector
90% of our
coming from BAME backgrounds).
Some of our impact statistics include the following:-
using the skills they have
gained at GGMUK
after their graduation.-
63% of our graduates have gone on to pursue opportunities after the training-
of our graduates have continued
32% went onto further unpaid
25% have gone onto full
or part time paid work within the media industry-
actively looking for work
media space with
our graduates reported increased confidence-
whether the GGMUK training has directly supported or influenced their current vocation,
training or studies,
GGM training a 4.5/5
with this experience,
we cultivate new leaders, civic engagement and global citizenship, inspiring community activism and participation.
gender bias and
positive female role models
that result in
damaging the future prospects of girls and young women, as media can be a very powerful influencer on our social and cultural beliefs, as well as our behaviour and self-esteem.
Given the power the media has to shape our
understanding of the world it is more important than ever that media is truly representative.
encourage the promotion of healthier, authentic media messages about girls and women by creating in-demand female point-of-view content that is marketable. GGM
focuses on projects/videos through a gender lens, i.e.: education and careers, poverty and social justice, violence against women, sexual and reproductive health, health and wellness, financial literacy, the environment etc.
Two of the
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widespread external recognition,
in the form of a
Gracie’s Award and
represent GGM UK at a number of
We are dedicated to providing
extensive support post-training
to support our graduates into work, further training and studies:-
We run regular shorter
‘skills-booster’ training events
that are open both to our Academy graduates as well as to newcomers, and focus on keeping pace with changes in technology and practice-
We support our Academy graduates on an ongoing basis via our
where they continue to train, produce videos and blogs and cover conferences, events and symposia.-
We run a
Mentorship Programme, where
each GlobalGirl is paired with professional
female journalists, broadcasters, writers, or media experts who are dedicated to bringing more women into the media profession.
to run the GlobalGirl Academy in 2019
girls aged 14-24 from disadvantaged backgrounds.