Media Training & Amplifying Youth Voices

Offering paid, intensive training and community journalism opportunities for youths who want to grow their reporting, engagement and leadership skills.

YFL provides training, resources, and platform for youths by providing a creative outlet for young individuals to publish and showcase their talents in writing, content creating, and storytelling.

Located in Nairobi and working with partners throughout Kenya, we provide hands-on training for youths to produce contents while collaborating with professionals and peers to share their contents and learn marketable skills in media and digital technology.

Our free training and mentoring programs also provide the youths with payments for content produced and used on our platform to ensure they earn an income while studying.

12 Months Media Training

Our hands-on media training program provides opportunities for youths to develop job-ready skills for the media, creative and screen industries. These are provided through short elective courses around key skills through face-to-face, conferences, webinars, seminars, and self guided online learning while working in our paid placement to undertake local media projects.

Training Program Contents


Trainees practice media literacy principles, and develop reporting and storytelling skills.

Audio Production

Trainees learn to gather recordings, edit audio files, and tell compelling stories.

Video & Photography

Trainees gain hands-on experience gathering and editing footage to tell their stories.

Design & Illustration

Trainees hone their visual style and build technical skills using industry-standard design software.

People skills

Trainees gain interviewing, project management, interpersonal and group communication skills.

Technical skills

Trainees get mobile photography, social media, web management, fact checking among other skills.

We are looking for passionate people who want to build journalism and creative media skills while amplifying youth voices in Kenya. Applications and training are on a rolling basis. We thus review applications as they are submitted and accept participants until all slots are filled.

Join Youth Media Today Support Youth Media To Develop Media Skills

We are looking for partners and volunteers to support YFL to deliver the training and support of the county based youth media trainees through mentoring, guidance, and signposting.

If you work in journalism, radio, broadcasting, creative and digital media, content creation and/or AI/tech and can commit a few hours a month to support a young person aged between 16-30 in media, we would love to hear from you.