iKasi Media nominated for an Imagine award
iKasi Media was nominated amongst other non profit organisations working for social justice, poverty alleviation and youth development for an Imagine award, hosted at the Artscape Theatre 30th November 2018. We were nominated in the Rural development in Media category, and recognised for the training we have delivered to 100 youth from the Garden Route District.
Being recognised is great, it gives us motivation to continue growing our offering. iKasi Media is now a registered PBO and our training is for free. Our target is previously disadvantaged rural youth who would otherwise not have access to opportunity in the Film TV and Digital Media industry.
The Imagine Awards was hosted by Iqbal Surve, a buisnessman and philanthropist, owner of Sekunjalo Investments. The event recognised small organisations making a difference and is a validation of community building and best practice. We have a small cash prize and have the opportunity to apply for further funding from Surve Philanthropies.
iKasi Media started as a small non profit in Kwanokuthula Plettenberg Bay and is now operating all over the District. Plett Tourism and Bitou municipality have been generous supporters of our work, and we are excited about further training in Bitou region!