What is PONDER?

PONDER is a new program of UNICEF Innovations Lab Kosovo in partnership with OSCE Mission in Kosovo.

It is an informal education program aiming improvement of critical thinking skills especially with regard to information and messages that adolescents and youth receive from social and traditional media.

Youth today is bombarded with a large volume of information and what they absorb impacts shaping their ideas and opinions. It is thus significant they are responsible and aware of the information they come across, understand it from critical aspect and ultimately be able to produce quality media products.

What does the program offer?

  • Better writing and reading skills
  • Ability to think critically
  • Ability to understand and challenge subjective information
  • Short-term media (online portals, newspapers, TV or radio) internship
  • Detailed information on the news received daily through social and other media
  • Participation in the “Young Critics” competition for the best published article/piece
  • Participation in the PONDER three-day workshop


The workshop will be held on 21 – 23 October.