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Lola Kenya Screen Appeals for Support

Junxia Mbithe Mbeti of Multimedia University of Kenya,, Video Production Intern

We have introduced cost-sharing charges for all our services with effect from January 1, 2016. This comes at a time when many not-for-profit creative and cultural initiatives across Africa are closing down due to ‘lack of funding’, ‘funding constraints’, or ‘lack of operational funding’. RELATED:My Graduation from Mechanical to Creative Producer We, being a non-profit, non-aligned and non-sectarian organisation operating on humanist principles, rely on support from society to conduct our weekly school outreach, fortnightly mobile cinema, monthly film forum, quarterly internship and annual festival programmes. Rather than close down, we are turning to the beneficiaries of our services to contribute towards meeting the cost of service delivery. The introduced ‘service charge’ will cover just 10%-20% of the cost of the service sought as our services must remain within the reach of every eligible child and youth in eastern Africa. RELATED:Zimbabwean Youth Flies to Kenya for Adventure and Learning Of particular concern is the continuation of the Internship programme that equips final year university students (and out-of-school youth) with job market skills besides contributing to their graduation grades. That Internship is crucial is underscored by the finding of a survey of the Inter-University Council for East Africa in 2014 that indicates that more than half of all graduating students in the five-country East African Community block lack hands-on skills for the job market. RELATED:How to Secure That Internship in Media & Information! We have since 2005 been equipping children and youth in eastern Africa with practical, entrepreneurial skills in Media and Information Literacy; Creative Writing; Cultural Journalism & Criticism; Event Planning and Presentation; Video Production; Web Development; and Graphic Design.

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My Graduation from Mechanical to Creative Producer

Harry Kiplagat Yegon, Video Production Intern, From Technician to Artist, Lola Kenya Screen Internship, Nairobi, April-August 2015

By Harry Kiplagat Yegon Serving at Lola Kenya Screen as a video production intern over the past four months has been invaluable; it has boosted my production aptitude and given me better focus. RELATED: Lola Kenya Screen Inspires Me into pursuing Public Relations Career Lola Kenya Screen has equipped me well to effectively put in practice what I had theoretically studied in Journalism/Mass Communication. I can now say that I am a fully equipped media practitioner, something that I could not have flaunted before joining Lola Kenya Screen as I couldn’t really tell to which department of media I belonged. I am grateful for the support of the company’s managing trustee and creative director for being of a great help to me, especially during the time that I felt overwhelmed by the pressure of work. RELATED: How Filming Companies Can Help Boost Your Business I manage to complete at least 90% of the work given to me during my 16 weeks of internship. This is a great achievement by any standard. I was also exposed to other areas like film criticism, media and information literacy and talent and event management. I have now graduated from a purely assembly line technical producer to a creative one as well! It will be of great advantage if the management increases the number of interns in every department for more productivity to be generated. I also urge the management to come up with a television channel to produce and air cultural stories from eastern Africa through which video production interns could showcase their talents. This will further expand the screening avenues beyond the current weekly school outreach, fortnightly mobile cinema, monthly film forum and annual film festival. Lola Kenya Screen offers 8-16-week internship to final year university students in Media and Information Literacy, Creative …

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Lola Kenya Screen Inspires Me into pursuing Public Relations Career

Leah Loreni, left, with ArtMatters.Info writer Daisy Nandeche Okoti during the 88th Lola Kenya Screen film forum at Goethe-Institut on 27.07.15

By Leah Amani Loreni When I joined Lola Kenya Screen in April 2015 as a Public Relations Intern having studied Journalism/Mass Communication, I almost lost hope as it appeared like I was taking rather long in mastering the craft of writing proposals, having taken only a single unit in PR in college. However, through guidance from my supervisor, I managed to learn how to write not just proposals but also persuasive communication in general. RELATED: Lola Kenya Screen Equipped Me with Skills in Cultural Journalism, Arts Criticism and Event Management During my four-month internship programme that ended on August 4, 2015 I had managed to draft five proposals on the various programmes–School Outreach, Community Mobile Cinema, Film Forum, Skills-Development, Movie Festival–that Lola Kenya Screen undertakes throughout the year. I also participated in the planning of the monthly Lola Kenya Screen film forum, in previewing the films to be screened and discussed and also served as a Public Relations Assistant during the events over the entire period of my internship. RELATED: Twelve-Year Old Turns Ordinary Stories into Films! This internship enabled me to not just discover my strengths but also my weaknesses as well: I gained new knowledge and skills; I got new insights and also the motivation to pursue a career in Public Relations and Corporate Communications. Lola Kenya Screen offers 8-16-week internship to final year university students in Media and Information Literacy, Creative writing, Cultural Journalism, Critical Appreciation of Creativity, Event Planning and Presentation, Movie Production, Graphic Design and Website Development.Eligible are students of Media, Information, Communication, Journalism, Mass Communication, TV/Video Production, Visual Communication, Advertising, Literature and related areas. RELATED: Lola Kenya Screen’s Cinematography Workshop Introduces Me to Culture, Ornithology, Botany and Environmental Conservation

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