Our work is possible because of our team of superhero media professionals.

To learn more about them, please visit our placements page. 

 

CORE TEAM

JACKY HABIB, Founder
Jacky Habib is a freelance journalist and producer who has contributed to the CBC, Canadian National Film Board and National Post. She worked as a media trainer in Ghana for Journalists for Human Rights and was a TV reporter in Kenya for Nation Media Group. She is a 2015 fellow of the School for Social Entrepreneurs- Canada and a 2016-2017 Fellow of the Aga Khan Foundation Canada. Jacky holds a Bachelors of Journalism, Honours and a certificate in Nonprofit Management, both from Ryerson University. 

 

NANA BOAKYE-YIADOM, Placement Director
Nana Boakye-Yiadom is the Deputy Director of News Programming at Citi FM in Ghana. He is the founder of iJourno Africa, a media training initiative focused on data journalism. Nana is a Ghana correspondent for The New York Times, Agence France-Presse and Radio France International. His story on how SMS technology is helping farmers in Ghana was the winner of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Africa Story Challenge (Food Security Category, 2013). He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and English from the University of Ghana.

 

 




ABOUT NEW LENS TRAVEL

New Lens Travel is a business that cares about more than the bottom line. As a social enterprise, we direct a portion of participants’ program fees to our social impact fund. This fund supports grassroots media initiatives in communities where we work. Find out more. 

The photography featured on this website is courtesy of Alexandra Fox and Shady Hanna.