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Creative Entrepreneurship Crash Course

The World of Work (WOW)

Many graduates aspire to either be employed or start their own ventures and become self employed. There are many entry points to getting your dream job, for example through apprenticeships, pro-Bono assignments, volunteer ship, recommendations, your family business etc. There are no short cuts to perform, it’s either you know what you’re doing and good at it or otherwise.

In the creative entrepreneurship course (crash course) that I facilitated in the 3rd year class at the Kilimanjaro Film Institute based in Arusha, Tanzania, we covered key issues that graduates ought to have in preparation for the world of work (WOW) namely;

  1. Personal Branding and development of Brand Identity.
  2. Business model canvas, Pitching, Presenting and Storytelling.
  3. Question: What’s in your tool box as a freelancer?
  4. Defining different road maps towards getting your dream job.

Below is a list of eight employability skills the working force is looking for in the 21st century and beyond;

  1. Communication skills.
  2. Planning and organizing
  3. Teamwork.
  4.  Problem solving skills.
  5. Self Management.
  6.  Initiative & Enterprise.
  7. Technology.
  8. Infinite Learning

In preparation for the world of work all graduates should ask themselves the biggest question what’s in their toolbox?

The tool box
The tool box… What is yours?


Here the toolbox illustrates your preparedness in the following aspect that contributes to the brand that you would like to create and leave a legacy. The following are sets of items that should be stored in your tool box either you are employed or self employed in any industry;

  • Skills: Mind set versus Skill set.
  •  Knowledge: Your foundation for how things work, trends, best practices, process, product etc.
  • Brand: Position, Value, Unique Selling Point (USP), brand element, Brand narrative etc.
  • Portfolio: Show reel, client list, testimonial etc.

What else? There is more to add to your toolbox, so do your homework and compete in your industry of your choice.

Article written by;
Wilson Masaka
Hub Manager / Trainer Creative Entrepreneurship.

Final Day at the Creative Media Class 13th February 2015

“It is not too late to pursue your dream or what you are passionate about…” These are encouraging words from Mrs. Elimani Pallangyo who was a participant in the Creative Media Class of Feb 2015. In the last seven months we have trained 35 participants majority coming from Tanzania in different sectors.

Mrs. Pallanyo who is in her 50’s runs a cultural centre called ee-yeiyo museum and cultural tours which promote and preserve the Meru culture. Her main goal of joining the master classes at Moving Tanzania was to acquire skills that would help her in producing quality digital products at the centre. In the ee-yeiyo centre they have recorded a collection of Meru songs and dances in the form of audio and visuals distributed on CDs and DVDs. The vision of the centre is to digitize traditional songs, music, dances, folklores, sayings and riddles from the Meru culture. This is a great idea which should be emulated by all African and other cultures around the World to avert the threats of losing their roots for the next generations to come.

Tour with Moving Tanzania

As a practice at Moving Tanzania within the training the participants get a chance to tour either a cultural or a creative space within Arusha. This time it was a great honour for all of us to be hosted by Mrs. Pallanyo at the ee-yeiyo cultural centre.

We wish all the participants a creative journey in their pursuit in producing quality products of any format and we look forward to welcome you all again at the next classes in music and sound in film and creative entrepreneurship scheduled for March & May 2015 as follows;

  • Sounds & Music in Film 9th March 2015 to 20th March 2015
  • Creative Entrepreneurship 4th May 2015 to 15th May 2015.

Application: www.kilimanjarofilm.org/Apply

Class in session. How to operate the camera
Class in session. How to operate the camera
Mrs. Eliamani Pallangyo holding her certificate after successfully completing the intensive two weeks in creative media.
Mrs. Eliamani Pallangyo holding her certificate after successfully completing the intensive two weeks in creative media.
This is my story...
This is my story…

Written and compile by Wilson Masaka