GlobalGirl Media UK

Registered Charity Number 1176765

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About GlobalGirl Media UK

GGM UK empowers young women, aged 14 to 22, from disadvantaged backgrounds through digital journalism and media training to provide them with opportunities and a platform, bringing their powerful perspectives to the global media stage. The disadvantages the girls face might be financial (living in lower-income households or/and being NEET), based on their ethnicity, race, religion, disability, refugee status, mental health issues, or gender identity. Our main activities include:

  • Our 3-week intensive GGM Academy training where the girls develop their own story ideas, blogs and films.
  • Skills-booster training events that focus on keeping pace with changes in technology.
  • Our newsroom is the place for our graduates to continue training, producing videos/blogs and cover events/conferences.
  • We run a mentoring program where each GlobalGirl is paired with professional female journalists, broadcasters and experts within the media profession.
  • Organising panel discussion/ conferences.

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Spring Mini Booster Training

About Spring Booster Training
This two-day workshop will teach young women aged 14-22 filmography skills. They will worktowards research and creating a trailer for a multi-part series. Inspired by Netflix, Amazon Primeand Youtube, this skill booster session will involve research into the market, storyboarding for amulti-part series and casting. We will encourage the young women to respond to the followingchallenge: “GGM UK asked a dozen young women ‘if you were to create a TV series onsomething you care about, what would it be?”
About GGM UK Impact & Mission
GGM UK empowers young women, aged 14 to 22,
from disadvantaged backgrounds through digital journalism and media training to provide
them with opportunities and a platform, bringing their powerful perspectives to the global media stage. The disadvantages the girls face might be financial (living in lower-income households or/and being NEET), based on their ethnicity, race, religion, disability, refugee status, mental health issues, or gender identity.
Our main activities include:-
Our
3-week
intensive
GGM Academy training
where the
girls
develop
their own story ideas, blogs and films.-
Skills-booster training events that focus on keeping
pace with changes in technology.-
Our
newsroom is
the place for our
graduates
to continue training, producing videos/blogs and cover events/conferences.-
We run a mentoring program where each GlobalGirl is
paired
with professional female journalists, broadcasters and experts
within
the media profession.-
Organising panel discussion/ conferences.

Dami Omole

  • Education

Autumn Mini Booster Training

About Autumn Booster Training
​This two-day workshop
will teach young women aged
14-22
filmography
skills. They will work towards research and creating a trailer for a multi-part series. Inspired by Netflix, Amazon Prime and
Youtube, this skill booster session will involve research into the market, storyboarding for a multi-part series and casting.
We will encourage the young women
to respond to the following challenge:
“GGM UK asked a dozen young women ‘if you were to create a TV series on something you care about, what would it be?”
About GGM UK Impact & Mission
GGM UK empowers young women, aged 14 to 22,
from disadvantaged backgrounds through digital journalism and media training to provide
them with opportunities and a platform, bringing their powerful perspectives to the global media stage. The disadvantages the girls face might be financial (living in lower-income households or/and being NEET), based on their ethnicity, race, religion, disability, refugee status, mental health issues, or gender identity.
Our main activities include:-
Our
3-week
intensive
GGM Academy training
where the
girls
develop
their own story ideas, blogs and films.-
Skills-booster training events that focus on keeping
pace with changes in technology.-
Our
newsroom is
the place for our
graduates
to continue training, producing videos/blogs and cover events/conferences.-
We run a mentoring program where each GlobalGirl is
paired
with professional female journalists, broadcasters and experts
within
the media profession.-
Organising panel discussion/ conferences.

Dami Omole

  • Education

GlobalGirl Media Summer Academy

Our Summer Academy
GlobalGirl Media UK
run an annual
Academy
comprising of
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
adolescent girls.
At the end of the training they will
produce their own short films.
Our
first
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
filmmaking.

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
(with over
90% of our
graduates
coming from BAME backgrounds).
Our Impact
Some of our impact statistics include the following:-
75% have
reported
using the skills they have
gained at GGMUK
training
after their graduation.-
63% of our graduates have gone on to pursue opportunities after the training-
44%
of our graduates have continued
to
film-
32% went onto further unpaid
work experience-
25% have gone onto full
or part time paid work within the media industry-
38%
are
actively looking for work
within
the
media space with
our support.-
Over 25%
of
our graduates reported increased confidence-
On
whether the GGMUK training has directly supported or influenced their current vocation,
training or studies,
the participants
gave
the
GGM training a 4.5/5
By
empowering
our graduates
with this experience,
we cultivate new leaders, civic engagement and global citizenship, inspiring community activism and participation.
In turn,
directly addressing
the
gender bias and
lack of
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.
We
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
films
our graduates
made, on
Brexit and revenge
porn,
have
received
widespread external recognition,
in the form of a
Gracie’s Award and
invitations
to
represent GGM UK at a number of
panel discussions.
We are dedicated to providing
ongoing
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
GGM
UK Newsroom
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.
Following the
success
of our
pilot
and
mini academy
in 2018
we
hope
to run the GlobalGirl Academy in 2019
directly supporting
12
more
girls aged 14-24 from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Dami Omole

  • Education
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