Archive for Sameera Gokal


Welcome to the Sameera Gokal Foundation blog! Here we will post stories about what students in developing countries are learning from professional journalists in the U.S. and how their work is progressing and emerging with the help of SGF’s Mentorship Program.

Kobia Koome is a final-year student at the East African Media Institute in Nairobi, Kenya. SGF’s Mentorship Program paired him with Pete Combs, News Reporter at WSB and CBS Radio in Atlanta, GA. With Pete’s encouragement and coaching, Kobia learned how to format and launch his own blog. Every week he spends hours updating his blog using writing tips he got from his mentor. To read Kobia’s blogs, visit