Building Bridges with Local Public Educational Institutions

For almost a decade, KosovaLive has offered on-work skill and expertise mentorship to University of Prishtina students from the Department of Albanian Literature and the Department of English Language.

Students have had an opportunity to work under the guidance of experienced professionals in the following fields: journalism, translation and adaptation in the English language. In the newsroom, students and graduates develop their writing, critical thinking, translation and teamwork skills; while, in the field, they enhance their reporting and interviewing abilities.

“KosovaLive is the place where I made my first steps in employment. The welcome from the KosovaLive staff has motivated me to work with will and desire. I highly value the advice, guidance and lessons that I have acquired here, and which have helped me develop in the field of translation and writing” – Erjona Pllashniku, English Language and Literature.

In line with the changing nature of reporting, students are taught to supplement their reporting by undertaking the role of social media managers – controlling, posting, and monitoring the portal’s Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIN and YouTube platforms, under the supervision of a marketing manager.

Working in a multi-cultural environment for eight weeks during the summer, has given local students a chance to learn about the mixture of Journalism, Democracy and Peace Building and a different perspective of reporting.

“The work with the KosovaLive staff has provided me with first-hand experience and the opportunity of advancing as a journalist. The counseling by KosovaLive has helped me in my studies, and in advancing the writing and syntax.  I am grateful to the entire staff for the hard work they do and advice they give.” Sanije Jusufi, School of Philology – Albanian Language and Literature.

Through these collaborations, KosovaLive strives to increase the intellectual capacity among younger Kosovar generations, especially among the more vulnerable and less opportunistic female demographic, enabling them to professionally prepare for ethical reporting, effective new-age writing and translating, and also equipping them with general self-starter and teamwork skills. Students from this NGO-institution cooperation have gone to become leaders of various local televisions, international companies, chambers of commerce, civil society leaders, and well known local artists and fashion designers.

Students from this NGO-institution cooperation have gone to become leaders of various local televisions, international companies, chambers of commerce, civil society leaders, and well known local artists and fashion designers.See the list of students here: http://bit.ly/TxfpJF

“KosovaLive has a good working environment that has helped me advance personally, and has made me more committed and more serious at work. Within the environment In KosovaLive I have also learned that team work can lead to much better results and to success.” – Edona Kutleshi, School of Philology

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