We know that Film tells a story and gives a voice to a generation. Today moving pictures has taken on a whole new dimension across industries. It is the Fourth Industrial Revolution!
So we reach out with DIGITAL MEDIA CONTENT CREATOR programmes.
Our goal is to see massive change brought to rural youth through employment, job creation and entrepreneurial development.
The importance of the creative industries’ contribution to sustainable economic growth has been growing steadily. Today digital platforms are used by businesses, artists, musicians, filmmakers to connect to global audiences. The creative economy can be the leading contributor to economic growth, employment and trade in Africa. This is why we are so excited to be representing our beneficiaries – South Africa’s unemployed youth – at FAME week.
We are here for the conversation about harnessing our capacities for development of the audio-visual and digital media industries in Africa. Although we are among many institutions delivering training in this sector, iKasi Creative uniquely and consistently reaches out to under-resourced communities to bring youth into a pipeline for employment and entrepreneurial growth. For most of these young people it is access to technology and access to holistic training that is the barrier to their employability.
We appeal to businesses to get in touch and explore the possibilities with us to reach more young creatives. We are in line with the modern occupational qualification based on dual system of learning registered with the MICT Seta.
Our offering includes accredited training, online support, mentorship and an incubator programme that delivers content to broadcasters. We have 25 youth in our employment stimulus incubator this year, the students are from the West Coast, Worcester area. Our other cohorts are in the Eastern Cape and the Garden Route.
We are grateful to the organisers for this amazing opportunity to connect with like-minded businesses and social entrepreneurs. FAME week is a chance for us to showcase what we do to the larger industry and to get to know some of the global players. We fight for access to skills, technology and public platforms on behalf of our beneficiaries, and we want to encourage everyone at the event to get onboard in any way that they can.
In Africa, It’s not only technological exclusion that jeopardises our competitiveness in creative products and services but the lack of accessible training. So we connect youth to the tools and technology they need to be empowered creators. The need is astronomical with 66% of youth being unemployed in South Africa. At the same time, the digital media space is booming and the world wants to hear African stories – so we say: build the bridge and leave no one behind!
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