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Conakry, January 30th, 2018 (Fabrizio Colombo). 73 seminarians from Conakry were trained by the Center for Research and Communication Education (CREC) in new media and methods of storytelling, interpersonal communication and faith.
From 22 to 26 January 2018, a team of four international CREC trainers, including Fabrizio Colombo, Director of SIGNIS Services Rome (SSR), stayed at the Major Seminary Benedict XVI in Kendoumayah, 60 km from the Guinean capital Conakry, for a training session around the theme "the message is me".
The idea of the theme is to emphasize how the effectiveness of the message depends on the personality, creativity and credibility of the wearer. The participants were fortunate to be accompanied by the local Catholic journalist Marie Noel Tonlo, who contributed to the editing of the videos made by the student-seminarians.
During the first four days, the 73 students and future priests had the opportunity to gather knowledge, to reflect with the trainers and to practice on many subjects: new media language and narration, video production technique, logic of project design and communication, interpersonal communication and faith.
The last day was reserved for the visualization and constructive criticism of the practical work of the seminarians, in assembly and in the presence of the rector of the major seminary, Father Jean-Pierre Delamou: mini-films on the theme of youth and society, edited during the week by 8 groups of seminarians, and blazons made by each seminarian having previously worked on their own identity and vocation.
Founded by Pierre Babin in 1971, CREC International has already trained over 800 church media practitioners and association leaders in more than 100 countries. Today, thanks to a network of international trainers and local partners, CREC is a privileged partner for training and launching media and communication plans on all continents.
The objectives of CREC are: to inspire and promote the creativity of men and women to be effective communicators; sensitize and train the actors of evangelization to the importance of communication and the media and strengthen their capacity to bear witness in their cultures; to promote research on languages, methods, tools and technology for the benefit of the church and humanity.
CREC International is a member of SIGNIS.