The Program

 

Amplify provides Fellows in the capital cities of Rwanda, Nigeria, Kenya and Ghana (starting in 2017) a brew of online, face to face, and field instruction in written, visual, audio and photography content creation, delivered by a thoughtfully curated group of subject matter experts in those fields

thirty Fellows are selected annually across the four countries for the six month program, each receiving a competitive monthly stipend plus coverage of their high speed internet access, and other expenses as determined by the aKoma team

for the duration of the program, each Fellow is required to create and submit a content post on aKoma every week. at the end of each month, the country cohort will complete an assigned project as a team

each week, fellows meet virtually with a content SME who instructs them in topics related to content creation, storytelling, media careers, team collaboration, and project management. the aKoma team also provides additional instruction, and guest speakers

sample subjects and topics covered in Amplify

mobile video production

building a narrative

video storytelling - short and long form

designing a career in media

digital and tech toolkit for content creators

product management for creators

creating branded content

social media and the content creator

the program has specific outcomes designed for the Fellows

building the creative muscle: weekly creation of stories by each fellow, posting at least twenty four stories during the program

digital tools and skills: online collaboration tools, plus digital content creation platforms are provided to the Fellows for free to enhance their creative flow

foundations of a creative community: the Fellows travel, engage and collaborate with each other on stories and projects. 

pair reviews and collabos: Fellows are paired every week to review and critique each other’s work providing real life exposure to the creative process.