Rwanda has completed the construction of a modern school which will provide trainings in audio visual technology, film making, playing and screen writing.
The cost US$2 million with the sponsorship of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).
The building of the school is located in the premises of the Integrated Regional Polytechnic Centre (IPRC) Kigali.
“This school project will focus on providing audio visual making skills, film making and playing and creating mobile apps to be sold. All this will be on international standards and it will be made from this school,” the Public Asset Division Manager at the Rwanda Development Board, Felix Siboniyo said.
Siboniyo explains that the school will receive and help private business people with projects that need to be developed through the use of ICT.
The school will help people with film making projects, audio visual documentaries. It is equipped with modern audio visual studios, tools and experienced lecturers from South Korea.
At first, no fees will be required from the trainees but those with basic film making skills will instead apply and sit for an exam.
As planned, starting from next year (2019), the school will receive about 200 trainees who will undergo between three months and one year trainings according to the needed skills by trainees and they will be given certificates.
Felix Siboniyo says that the school will enable Rwanda to increase the number of jobs created in the cinema industry as “it will train people in film screen writing and playing.’’
Siboniyo further added the beneficiaries of the school trainings will also benefit from the RDB’s “Rwanda Film Office”, a project that aims to bring international and celebrated movie stars and producers to produce their movies from Rwanda.
“When a foreign movie comes to be acted from Rwanda with a multimillion dollar film project, Rwandans earn because the film crew spends nights in Rwanda and uses many Rwandan based film casts,” he explained revealing that in the near future there are film stars who will come to Rwanda though he did not name them.
Different modern tools in film making including computers and cameras to be used in the school cost about US$ 2 million with three Rwandan trainers being given trainings now in South Korea.
The ICT Division Manager at the Rwanda Private Sector Federation (PSF), Alexis Ntare expressed joy in the completion of the school saying it is a project that will give chances to the youths to get knowledge that will help them yield money.