The Africa Digital Media Foundation recognizes that the livelihoods of young people start with skills. We work to ensure that creatives across the spectrum have access to high-spec, world-class training in creative technology and digital media, fields with exploding demand worldwide. Through the Institute, we deploy a progressive curriculum that is global, practical, digital, value-based, and transformational. We supplement this with intensive apprenticeships and incubators to ensure that we graduate students that are self-sustaining right from convocation. But high-quality education can be expensive, so we offer targeted scholarships for low-income, female, disabled, and other marginalized students.
The Africa Digital Media Foundation provides creatives, both artists and techies, with the business and soft skills they need to become investment ready. We do this through sector–specific accelerators and incubators imparting business acumen to creative entrepreneurs and linking them to investors. We also fund and facilitate select creative projects, ranging from film to music, and market curated content to the global market through our distribution platform, Vumi Central.
The Africa Digital Media Foundation supports young people in networking and collaborating to identify priority policy issues and proposed solutions. Then we help them articulate these priorities to policy makers for targeted advocacy.
Additionally, through our flagship industry gatherings and reports, we gather and disseminate data on the activities and contributions of young people. Finally, we engage policymakers to improve policies and practices to increase the accessibility of skills and resources for creatives.