Thomson Reuters Foundation Training: Reporting on Vulnerable Children in Care Systems 2018 – Nairobi, Kenya (Fully-funded)

Thomson Reuters Foundation Training: Reporting on Vulnerable Children in Care Systems 2018 – Nairobi, Kenya (Fully-funded)

Deadline: April 17, 2018

Thomson Reuters Foundation, in partnership with UBS Optimus Foundation invite applications for the training programme on Reporting on Vulnerable Children in Care Systems. This is a unique opportunity to develop your investigative and analytical skills around an under-reported topic close to the heart of the debate about sustainable development. This programme encourages journalists to explore the risks faced by vulnerable children, and different domestic and international strategies to protect them.

This is an intensive five-day training programme to provide practical skills, tools and strategies to report on this complex topic. It includes opportunities to meet experts on the issue, combined with field trips. It focuses on public and private initiatives to protect orphans or children sold by impoverished families, and to offer them a future. Could government money and private donations be better spent on keeping children with their families and in their communities?

It places it in the context of the international community’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This programme challenges you and your readers, listeners or viewers to answer the question: “Is there an innovative home-grown solution just waiting to be discovered in OUR country?”

This programme is supported by UBS Optimus Foundation.


They will cover all travel and subsistence costs of journalists participating in this programme, by providing accommodation, meals and transport.


  • Journalists working in English for domestic media across Africa may apply. They are particularly interested in journalists from: Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
  • Journalists working in any medium may apply – print, radio, TV, online
  • Journalists must be fluent in English
  • Journalists must have a minimum of one year’s experience. They should either be working full-time
    for a media organisation, or a freelancer whose main work is journalism


When applying you will be asked to upload the following documents – please have these ready:

  • Two work samples (maximum file size 5 MB)
  • A letter from your editor consenting to your participation in the programme and committing to
    publish/broadcast resulting stories.

Click here to apply.

For more information, visit Thomson Reuters Foundation.