The Online Media Academy (OMA) has been innovated premised on EYIT’s young 4 young approach to build the next generation of young innovative and creative entrepreneurs.
The Academy seeks to build the capacity of young people in order to become online Television and Radio personalities, digital content creators, video and audio producers and digital media entrepreneurs.
To-date, the 21st century has revolutionalised how people communicate and how they rely on mobile devices to connect with each other and access information. In Uganda, a person spends an average 7 hours per day online. It is now important for young people to take advantage of digital media space to create opportunities for themselves.
The Academy will equip young people with skills, knowledge and exposure to tools to enable them work seamless across multiple digital platforms so that they can create and share content across the world.
Upon graduation, the young people will be able to create digital media opportunities such as podcasts, social media campaigns, creation of digital content for web and emails, production of documentaries, community impact stories, Television and Radio Production and Presentation.
“EYIT has invested a lot of resources in acquiring standard and latest equipment such as cameras, switchers, audio system, developed a digital media mobile application to deliver content to the target audience and young people have a chance to utilize such resources to create opportunities for themselves” said Ronard Tushabe, Director EYIT.
EYIT is set to enroll the first cohort in July 2022 with focus on TV and Radio presentation across digital platforms, digital video and audio production, digital content creation, communication strategies and media entrepreneurship.
The Academy incorporates trainings, one on one coaching by senior radio and television personalities as well as field practical sessions for three months. After the training, the young people will get an opportunity to practice with EYIT MEDIA for 9 months until they transition into full career media practice.
For more information on the Academy and how to enroll;
Sankara Byaruganga, Head of Marketing and EYIT MEDIA