About 18 youths in Narok County have shown interest to join Kenya Film School as they went for the recruitment exercise held at the Narok County Information Office.
Ms. Caroline Ndungu, a trainer at the Kenya Film School who led the recruiting team, said they were looking for at most four (4) young people in the county who have a passion in the film industry to be given a chance for training.
She however confessed that the recruitment exercise in Narok County was very challenging as a bigger number than their expectation had shown up for the exercise, meaning that many people in the county were interested in the film industry.
Ms. Ndungu said the minimum qualification is a form four certificate with at least D (plain) grade and someone with a passion in the industry.
“Someone who has a talent in film or has been doing video shooting as a hobby stand a better chance of being recruited. I should confess that the recruitment exercise was challenging as all the applicants seemed to be very interested in the field,” said Ms. Ndungu.
Those recruited, she said, will join the Kenya Film in January where they will be trained on professional film making. “We will give first priority to the youth from vulnerable backgrounds and those who have tried applying for this course in the past,” she said.
The beneficiaries, according to Ms. Ndungu, are mostly young people who have interest in communication and Journalism field but did not qualify to join media institutes like the Kenya Institute of Mass Communication.
Ndungu who spoke to KNA said her fellow officers were moving around the country conducting the same exercise with an aim of recruiting at most 50 trainees for the 2023 class.
“The applicants are far more than the number we want. Some people have been applying but have never been given the chance to join the institute,” she said, adding that the students will be required to pay a little money for school fees as the government subsidizes the rest of the money.
By Ann Salaton