Ghana Young Men Christian Association [YMCA Ghana] has designed an upcoming conference to initiate stakeholder discussions aimed at establishing a Media Hub Education Center [MHEC] in Ghana.
The upcoming conference which is dubbed; ‘Kick-Off Conference’ is
set to take place on the 19th of March this year at Alisa Hotel located
at North Ridge Accra.
Plans to establish the MHEC stems from the achievement of the ‘All
On Board’ film project, a joint initiative of Weltfilme.org and YMCA
Ghana. The project which began in March last year has so far trained
over 80 young aspiring filmmakers in Audiovisual and Visual Media
In an attempt to move beyond providing training to providing
economic opportunities in the film industry for young aspiring
filmmakers, the conference seeks to secure commitment and support
from the Government of Ghana and key partners for the MHEC.
Programmes Director of Ghana YMCA, Mr. Samuel
Asamoah stressed that MHEC will help young filmmakers to take
advantage of the ‘business aspects’ that lie within the film industry, a
way of consolidating and sustaining all the gains of the ‘All On
Board’ film project and other Weltfilme.org interventions in the West
African Sub Region.
The MHEC to be established in Ghana for the West African Sub
The region will be situated in Accra at the Ghana YMCA Head Quarters
and will serve a ‘fundamental to the continuous qualification of West
African filmmakers and as a center for film production projects and
networking’, Mr. Samuel Asamoah added.
Beneficiary countries which include Ghana, Liberia, and Sierra
Leone will acquire from the MHEC the benefit of issues of Job
creation being addressed. YMCA will at the conference allow stakeholders to submit several recommendations
and contributions necessary for the establishment of the
Ghana YMCA is a membership, nongovernmental and nonprofit
an organization that has remained a forerunner in youth and child
development programs in many parts of the country. As a member
of a global association, it upholds Universal Africa
YMCA’s vision to empower young people for the African
Written by, Aba Radical