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LIMA paving a way for unemployed youth

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Managing Director for Leaders In Motion Thato Molamu is breaking ground and assisting disadvantaged youth get into the film sector. Supplied Managing Director for Leaders In Motion Thato Molamu is breaking ground and assisting disadvantaged youth get into the film sector.

Selection process for successful candidates currently underway

July 27, 2021

Staff reporter

Gauteng, South Africa:The process to select 31 successful learner’s who have applied for the fully funded scholarships in digital content creation by the Leaders In Motion Academy (LIMA), is currently underway.

The academy received a total number of 1292 applications. 

 

603 applications were from Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal (100), Mpumalanga (57), Eastern Cape (88), Western Cape (28), Northern Cape (22), Free State (46), Limpopo (73), North West (55), Africa (2), Not identified (36).

In early July Gauteng-based LIMA announced it was offering fully scholarships in digital content creation for unemployed youth and persons with disabilities.

 

Successful candidates will start the one-year program on August 9.

 

The SETA accredited one-year courses are (Higher Certificates in Animation and Visual Effects; Game Design and Production, and Digital Film Production).

 

The LIMA project bridges the gap between well off youth in urban areas that can afford to go to film school and township and rural youth that cannot afford the exorbitant fees. The organisation is hoping to extend the program to other provinces and the rest of Africa.

 

The academy has previously enrolled 96 students for the program,. For example, beneficiaries include creators of Moja Love and some Showmax productions.

LIMA was established three years ago by the actor and the Thato Molamu Foundation.

The academy has provided the market with students that are fully equipped to contribute and help businesses and the relevant industries grow as the industry needs more creatives in the rising market.

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