In order to meet the global film making standard, unearth talents of young people and also help create job opportunities for themselves, the Young Christian Men Association, YMCA, has established a media hub to train talented youth who are into film making and production.
The media hub is also to provide these young people with modern equipment and train them to become media producers.
The Director of Programmes at the Ghana YMCA, Samuel Asamoah said with the global yearn for African films the youth need to be trained to understand the rich African culture to be able to portray it to the world.
The media hub initiative is in collaboration with the Ghana YMCA and WELTFILME.org from Germany. The media hub will serve the West African Sub Region.
The partnership between Ghana YMCA and WELTFILME.org began in March last year and has so far trained more than eighty young talented film makers and film producers in the fields of writing, editing and in the production of fictional and documentary films.
The Programmes Director of Ghana YMCA,Samuel Asamoah said with the establishment of the media hub and the partnership between WELTFILME.org, these young ones have been able to produce six short films which are three fictional movies and three documentaries highlighting issues of discrimination and abuse in the West African Sub Region.
Since the introduction of the media hub 33 Africans from Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia have been trained.