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Youth-Made Videos on Diversity and Social Inclusion Wanted

Youth editing their video during a Lola Kenya Screen mentorship session.

By Iminza Keboge Published March 25, 2017 Young people aged up to 25 years have till June 4, 2017 to submit their original and creative short videos focusing on migration, diversity and social inclusion for consideration by the United Nations. United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the co-organisers of the competition known as PLURAL +, say they are looking for videos running up to five minutes for the competition that runs in the PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival in New York, United States of America. UNAOC and IOM say the annual event that has been held since 2009 encourages youth to address key challenges and opportunities related to social inclusion and cohesion, migrant integration, respect for identity, diversity, human rights and xenophobia, both at local and global levels through video production. RELATED:Opportunities for African Moviemakers “PLURAL+ provides youth around the world with the opportunity to submit real stories told by real people, which when widely disseminated help to foster intercultural dialogue and understanding as well as respect for diversity and tolerance,” says Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, UN High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations. UNAOC and IOM say three PLURAL+ International Jury Award winners in each age category–up to 12, 13-17, 18-25–receive US$1000 besides being invited to the Big Apple, all travel expenses paid, to present their work at the PLURAL + Festival Awards Ceremony at the Paley Center for Media. They say their partners award additional prizes and professional opportunities to more than 20 of the best videos submitted, partners award winning videos will be invited to present their work at film and video festivals, conferences and events around the world. RELATED:Frequently Asked Questions about Lola Kenya Screen In addition to the three International Jury award winners, PLURAL+ 2017 will also provide, for the …

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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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How to Secure That Internship in Media & Information!

Graphic Communication & Advertising Intern, Diana Nzevuu Musee, Moi University

By Sharon Atieno Onyango Published September 17, 2015 Internship is an opportunity offered to students to acquire practical skills in a work environment related to their fields of study. This is aimed at equipping participants with the skills to help them gain employment. RELATED: My Graduation from Technical to Creative Producer In today’s world, anyone graduating without practical skills is grossly disadvantaged. According to a survey by the Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA), only about half of the more than 50 000 students who graduate from university annually in Kenya are suitable for employment; more than half are not even suited to their career choice. RELATED: Children Spend Six Hours or More a Day on Screens Lola Kenya Screen has since 2005 been offering learn-as-you-do internship to final year university students in creative and cultural entrepreneurship through media and information-related disciplines: video production, mass media, communication, journalism, information, creative writing, graphic design, website development, public relations, mass communication, print production and literature. The programme, that is available to East Africans, equips today’s generation with creative with the skills to understand, appreciate, create and consume high quality content. RELATED: Twelve-Year Old Turns Ordinary Stories into Films! “We are fully equipped with the required technology used in the various fields in which we offer the programme,” says Ogova Ondego, Managing Trustee and Creative Director of Lola Kenya Screen. “Unfortunately we take only four interns per quarter after a pre-internship placement interview.” It therefore goes without saying that there is stiff competition from the more than 30 applicants who send in their application on any particular day for the 12-week programme whose participants are assessed by both Lola Kenya Screen and the university concerned; the grade attained counts towards the student’s graduation. “The vision of Lola Kenya Screen,” says Ondego, “is to …

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Get that Internship for University Students!

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Lola Kenya Screen offers a full-fledged internship in creative entrepreneurship (event management, conception and production of high quality movies,  exhibition and promotion of films, critical appreciation of creativity, media literacy). Subject to availability of resources, out-of-school and final year students of Communication, Information and Mass Media (Journalism, Mass Communication, Public Relations, Video Production, Web Development, Graphic Design and related subjects) are placed in the programme for 7-12 weeks . The programme equips participants with creative and critical skills through Lola Kenya Screen’s annual festival, school outreach programme and on-the job internship opportunities. Interested participants have to apply–complete with  their curriculum vitae and motivation, and introductory/request letter from school–to be considered. Since its inception in 2005, Interns in our skills-development programme have so far come from University of Nairobi, Kenyatta University, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Maseno University, Uganda Christian University, Kampala International University, Daystar University, Nairobi Film School, Kenya Institute of Mass Communication, Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Tangaza College, Kenya Polytechnic, United States International University, Kenya Science Teachers College, Multi-Media University College and Kenya Private Sector Alliance. In 2010 the programme traversed the breadth and width of Nairobi City and its environs, introducing primary school pupils and secondary school, college and university students to the various aspects of film criticism, film journalism and media literacy. To get better acquainted with Lola Kenya Screen and what we do, be sure to check out videos on our channel on YouTube. Interested in the programme? Send your inquiries and/or application material to director(at)lolakenyascreen(dot)org.

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How to Apply for Lola Kenya Screen Internship

japheth ogila, journalism,steve biko abuya, pr, maseno university

Lola Kenya Screen offers internship–opportunity for the participant to acquire REAL life skills–to talented final year university students who are interested in changing the world for the better through creative entrepreneurship using the media and information discipline. The programme is an intensive, hands-on, learn-as-you-do full time experience that runs 8-12 weeks. Final year students of Communication, Journalism, Creative Writing, Arts Criticism, Video Production, Print Production, Graphic Design, Public Relations, Event-Organisation, Marketing, Resource-Mobilisation, Media Education, Mass Communication, and Web Development are eligible. To be considered for placement, applicants have to send in their formal application comprising: Cover Letter Motivation Curriculum Vitae School Introduction/Request, and Samples of one’s best work (if available). Shortlisted applicants go through written, oral and practical interview in their area of specialisation and interest prior to placement. During placement, Interns are treated as regular members of staff and acquire skills while serving in the various projects–School Outreach, Mobile Cinema, Film Forum, Internship, Festival–Lola Kenya Screen runs throughout the year. The performance of Interns is assessed by both Lola Kenya Screen and the university concerned and grades given that count towards their academic performance. Though we provide the platform upon which Interns acquire the practical skills required to graduate from university, we as Lola Kenya Screen don’t award degrees or diplomas. Participants who successfully complete the Internship are issued with Recommendation Letters. While some of our former Interns work with major media organisations, others are running their own successful media and information businesses all over East Africa. Lola Kenya Screen is a not-for-profit organisation that relies on donations from society for its operations. You can learn more about Lola Kenya Screen from its video channel on YouTube.

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