make something great “Again” because in some years, it was great but somehow it
collapsed. This statement was brought up when President Donald Trump Jr was
doing his electoral campaign in 2016. Now, we won’t talk more of that because
of what seems to be facts, America, which was great, keep getting worse and
worse in the political and economic world.
When I mention African creatives, it is not only in one major or two, it’s everywhere. Be it in music, tech, design, photography, business etc. These creatives whom mostly have a bad childhood, benefited from the internet era and worked hard to shape the image that Africa now has in the world.
In the recent Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 issue https://www.forbesafrica.com/30-under-30/2018/06/04/under-30-technology/ , Forbes Africa listed 30 creatives that are likely to make the world give its respect while talking about Africa. Within listed creatives, many of them were techpreneurs, fashion designers, musicians, music producers, graphic designers, photographers and many more. All these creatives share two things: Hard-work and commitment to their craft.
While we are shifting into the digital age, where the internet can get to 13.5% and above in Africa, clearly it’s the right time for African creatives to put their continent on the edge of the tech world.
Written by Mugabe Eloi, Rwanda -Social Media
Intern and Content Creation (Neuwelt Uganda)
NEUWELT UGANDA EMPOWERING LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL YOUTH.
Neuwelt Uganda is a Ugandan media and technology-based company which works with different companies & brands.
With over 3 years of experience, This African Silicon Valley turned into a youth empowering hub by giving internships to both local and international students.
One of the recent interns, RUKUNDO Emmanuel, who comes from Rwanda completed his internship on 20th July 2018, by which he has been doing for 6 weeks. He said that with all the time he spent at Neuwelt Uganda, he had opportunity to strengthen his skills as a computer programmer while he got opportunities to work on web programming projects at Neuwelt. He has also stated that he has learnt to work together as a team since one person cannot do all the tasks alone. As he is going back to Rwanda, He promised to use the skills that he attained in order to build himself and others around him. Now, Neuwelt Uganda has other two interns; Udu from Tanzania and Eloi from Rwanda.
Isaac Neuwelt who is the
founder/UI/UX Developer of the company said that this program will
help the company to achieve the company’s goals that they failed to
achieve due to the shortage of human resources. Moreover, this
program will enable the interns to acquire some skills and experience
on the media and technology aspects, so this program is beneficial to
all of us.
Neuwelt Uganda is growing at a steady and organic speed that believes in creativity as a key result by using modern technology for digital and print media.
MUGABE ELOI, Intern-Social Media and Content creation.
Neuwelt Uganda is Ugandan based media company specializing in media and technology with its focus on empowering both local and international youth. On 8th January 2018, we received our second batch of new international interns from Tanzania and Kenya, and Uganda, interns were Witness, Agnes, George, Zaina, Victor, Jackson, Godfrey, Jumanne, Happiness and Alvin from Uganda.
The nine (9) interns will work and learn for about six weeks on different perspectives according to their areas of profession and specialization. A welcome seminar was conducted at our offices in Namanve. The aim for the new international interns is to meet company’s vision which is to provide the youth power, to impact the country’s social, economic and political background through technological alignment.
Isaac Neuwelt the founder and UI/UX developer of the company said “this program will help the company to achieve some of the company’s goals that we failed to achieve due to the shortage of human resources. Moreover, this program will enable the interns to acquire skills and experience in the media and technology aspects, so this programs is beneficial to all of us”.
The company was founded more than two (2) years ago, with this experience and exposure, it is growing at a steady and organic speed. The company believes in creativity as a key to great result by using the hands, minds and modern technology for both digital and print media. The company seeks to bring changes in the media and technology industry where it is driven by and focuses to use the PR methodology, which is passion, research and intelligence. The more company receives interns, the more the company can impact skills and power to youth, so the company is doing a great job in changing the lives’ and attitude of youth through the use of technology.
Author Abaasa Ronald Badaaki