Kini Holiday Camp

What Is This About?

Ready to see what it’s like to be a working adult? You don’t have to wait for your official academic results or a company to hire you; you can get a headstart in honing your employability skills right now with Kini Academy!

Our Kini  Holiday Camp is an intensive three-week programme for the intellectually curious and motivated high-school leaver who wants to develop his or her creative and critical thinking abilities in an actual media organization setting.

Our unique learning environment will take you through interactive workshops, hands-on training, and on-the-job assignments to make you work-ready. You will shadow our reporters on the ground, stand behind the camera, speak on current affairs, and edit your favorite stories, all while cultivating your leadership and communication skills.

Our goal is to ensure that you leave with a holistic view of the working world with a strong personal brand of yourself.

How Long Is It?

This is a three (3) week intensive programme as follows:

Week 1
Classroom Training and Skills’ Workshop
(Mon-Fri from 9:30am to 5:30pm)

Week 2 to 3
Practical On-the-Job Training at Malaysiakini 
(Mon-Fri from 9:30am to 5:30pm)

Who Is It For?

You! Especially if you have just completed your IGCSE, SPM, STPM, A-Levels, or any other high school or pre-university programme and you are thinking of how to put this holiday to good use, this camp is for you.

What Will I Learn?

  • Social Awareness
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Writing and Communication Skills
  • Teamwork and Organisational Adaptability
  • Career and Leadership Readiness
  • Intercultural and Ethical Competencies
  • Personal Grooming and Branding
  • Digital Media Literacy and Production

What’s The Plan? 

Week 1: Getting Ready for the World of Work

Introduction: Ice Breaker and Camp Overview
Module 1: Malaysian Politics, Governance, and Media: Your Voice at 18
Module 2: Personal Branding and CV Writing
Module 3: Grooming for Positive First Impressions 
Module 4: Effective Interpersonal Communication
Module 5: Interviewing Skills and Strategies
Module 6: Professional Writing Etiquette 

Week 2: Personal Productivity and Media Literacy

Module 7: Personal Productivity at Work
Module 8: Financial Literacy and Wealth Planning
Module 9: The Malaysiakini Story and the Future of the Media 
Module 10: News Reporting: Research and Writing
Module 11: Problem Solving Using Simplexity Thinking

Week 3: Data Journalism and Media Production

Module 12: News, Numbers and Visuals in a Data Driven World
Module 13: Digital Storytelling for Social Media
Module 14: Being Camera Confident On-Air 

Who Are My Facilitators?

You will be trained and mentored by Malaysiakini’s finest trainers, award-winning journalists and editors, as well as, diversely experienced management teams.

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