The Media Civics Lab is a hyperlocalized, multi-stakeholder approach to equipping Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) officials with crucial fact-checking and media literacy and information skills and resources so they can be good ambassadors online and create a localized media education training in their respective communities.
Amidst the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the world faces an “infodemic” or information pandemic. This calls for a more calibrated response to critical thinking on a grassroots level. Engaging the Philippine youth who will champion media and information literacy (MIL) has never been this important.
Applicants must be:
- 18 years old and above
- holds a position in their locality/community either as an elected SK youth official or leader of a youth organization in the community
- is not affiliated with any individual/organization that deliberately promotes fake news
- must be available to attend at least 3 sessions of Media Civics Lab
October 25 - December 12 Media Civics Lab Open Training
In this phase, a series of weekly webinars and daily classes will be conducted. The target audience for these webinars and classes are emerging community youth leaders from all over the country. The goal of this training is to create content for the online literacy toolkit and conduct webinars that gather the best experts in the media and literacy field to involve the public in the media literacy conversation.
February 27-April 24 Media Civics Lab Seminar-Workshop Series
This seminar-workshop series aims to equip Sangguniang Kabataan and other emerging community youth leaders with crucial responsible digital citizenship and critical thinking skills and resources to develop the next breed of media and information literacy (MIL) champions in different parts of the country.
Small Grants Competition
The winners of this competition will receive official grants given by the Media Civics Lab.
July 1-August 20
Local Project Implementation
In this phase, the grants’ winners will implement the Local Media Literacy Projects under their respective communities.
LEARN WITH US
If you’re an SK official with a desire to learn more about media literacy, awareness, and responsible digital citizenship, and is willing to undergo an online training to become an ambassador of Media Civics Lab and bring your learnings in your own community, sign up now in the form below!