Disabled students learn about media careers

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Disabled students learned about photography, news writing and public relations at the Father Ray Foundation’s “Creative Media Created by Our Hands” seminar.

Photography Professor Mongkol Sonthichai of Rajamangala University of Technology – Rattankosin, and Tony Malhotra, business manager for Pattaya Mail Publishing, spoke at the March 23 workshop at the Redemptorist School for People with Disabilities.

Students and lecturers pose for an after-seminar photo.Students and lecturers pose for an after-seminar photo.

Father Ray Foundation President Rev. Peter Pattarapong Srivorakul said media careers have become increasingly important in today’s society and, to prepare disabled students to support themselves, the Foundation organized the seminar to cover visual, newspaper, television, radio and online media.

Malhotra discussed news-writing techniques and lectured on “Techniques and Principles in Public Relations,” with Rungratree Thongsai joining in on the lecture.

Srivorakul said public relations training can also be of benefit to the Father Ray Foundation if its students proceed into jobs with the organization.