The Peace Anyiam-Osigwe Foundation is partnering with Imo State Government to train about 300 Imo youths in the art of film making. The training which is set to commence on the 25th of April and end on the 10th of May, 2017 is one of the many ideas of the youthful politician to empower as many youths as possible.
Filmmaking is one of the biggest money spinners in the world and Imo is a budding hub for filmmaking in Nigeria, but its major challenge lies in the absence of skilled professionals in the industry. This two weeks intensive training is expected to go a long way in positioning Imo as the destination of choice for filmmakers in the country and even outside, especially, considering the massive infrastructural and beautification projects being carried out by the Rescue Mission Government.
This training would have cost each participant at least One Million Naira to participate in, but Imo State government has written off all expenses for this number of people as way of not just empowering this number of people, but also creating thousands of job opportunities for Imolites, especially and Igbo youths in general.