October 31 – November 4, 2010

Educators from five schools in Kuwait attended a week-long journalism workshop facilitated by faculty from Northwestern University in Qatar.  

The training launched the MEPI-sponsored High School Journalism Education Program, coordinated by iEARN-USA, which pairs schools with local journalist-mentors. During the workshop, teachers discussed the tools and principles of digital journalism, and planned how to start or improve their school news publications.

On November 1, U.S. Ambassador Deborah K. Jones, Member of Parliament Aseel Al-Awadhi and veteran journalist Fatima Hussein joined educators, students, parents and reporters to launch the MEPI High School Journalism Education Program in Kuwait.  See remarks by U.S. Ambassador Deborah K. Jones and media coverage: Al Watan and Arab Times.