Kenya To Introduce Creative Arts Curriculum In Schools To Boost Job Creation

Digital Creatives

Dec. 1, 2020, 1:12 p.m.

The Kenya School of Government (KSG) has partnered with the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) to prepare a new creative arts curriculum with the aim of using film and arts as tools for youth empowerment to facilitate job creation.

Additionally, the partnership between KFCB and KSB will support the youth to acquire training and connect them to the international community through technology.

The program will last for a period of nine months and will be conducted virtually although students will be required to undergo practicals where students will produce results in their chosen areas of interest.

Unlike the traditional educational system, this program will be entirely talent-based instead of academic qualifications. Young people between the ages of 18 to 35 years with the passion and motivation to work in the creative arts will be admitted and trained in diverse areas such as photography, film, music and comedy among others.

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According to the Chief Executive Officer of KFCB, Dr Ezekiel Mutua, the majority of the Kenyan youth do not have enough resources to acquire training or invest in the film business.

Moreover, film schools in the country are few and too expensive for ordinary Kenyan to afford. "We hope to leverage on new technologies to help our youths to market their films globally ", he indicated.

The program, which has attracted the support of Huawei, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and other donors will commence in January 2021. By extension, KFCB hopes to roll out the program across all counties in Kenya.


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