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KFCB TO PARTNER WITH KSG IN SETTING UP A CREATIVE ARTS CENTER IN ISIOLO

The Kenya Film Classification Board Chief Executive Officer Dr. Ezekiel Mutua, on 16th June,
2020 hosted a Zoom meeting with the Kenya Shool of Kenya (KSG) Director-General, Professor
Ludeki Chweya, who was represented by Priscah Oluoch, Director Linkages, Collaborations and
Partnerships, KSG.
They deliberated upon collaboration in setting up a Creative Arts Centre in Isiolo county aimed at
empowering the youth to positively use their energies by exploiting their talents for job creation
under the Board’s Sinema Mashinani initiative.
Speaking during the meeting, Dr. Mutua reiterated that the collaboration with KSG is part of the
Board’s endeavor to take film to the communities and empower them to tell their own stories in
their own languages.
“The Board in collaboration with the Isiolo County Government supported the production of a film
titled ‘Simale’ and which was themed around National cohesion among communities in Isiolo
County,” Dr. Mutua said.
The CEO further noted that the Board will collaborate with the KSG and other experts from the
Creative Economy to craft the curriculum for the Creative Arts Centre in Isiolo, which will be
aimed training the youth in diverse skill sets in film production, photography and acting among
others.
“The Sinema Mashinani initiative will progressively move into the introduction of mobile cinema
units that will take Cinema to the people while also creating jobs for the communities,” he added.
On her part, Ms. Priscah Oluoch, said that KSG is also partnering with the United Nations
Development Programme (UNDP) in the Isiolo County youth empowerment programme.
“Through this programme the youth will be given an alternative narrative that will enable them to
direct their energies in more profitable ventures,” she added.
The project is also in line with the Presidential Big 4 Agenda under the Manufacturing pillar, aimed
at job creation among the youth.