Today I had my very first TV interview. Anybody who knows me well would tell you that this was a big deal for me. First, it’s not everyday you get the opportunity to be on TV and second, cameras and microphones are not my cup of tea. To put it bluntly, I am camera shy. Move them away and voila I’m back! Irony in all of this is that I had a flourishing career working in media agencies, both TV and Radio for 10 years. You would not be wrong in thinking that this would be second nature! It’s not!
Anyway, the interview had been set for 8am this morning and we were to be in a panel setting. I liked this idea as I convinced myself that the camera would have to focus on all of us, all of the time. Also as the host of the show Amina Abdi is very friendly and the topic of discussion being something I am very passionate about, maybe my anxiety would lessen. It did.
Childcare centers in Kenya are slowly becoming part of the domestic setting in our immediate society and being called upon to offer some insight into how much of a difference they make, has been a great honor. I believe as time goes, we will start to see a change in sentiment about them.
I do hope you enjoy the video and feel free to leave a comment on what you thought of the discussion.