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KFI Media Designers in Germany

By Kwetu editor
posted on: 2015/11/25

The media design education program in Rwanda turns its students into media all-rounders. The vocational training which is executed by DW Akademie includes internships in Germany and gives trainees the skills to shape the future of Rwanda’s media industry. The program is based on the German dual educational system of combining theory with hands-on training. It is unique in East Africa.


For the last of their three internships the students spend eight weeks in Germany gaining experience at the public Bavarian broadcaster “Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR) and DW TV, ARRI, global market leader in professional lightning and camera manufacturing, Hochschule Mainz, one of the biggest technical film equipment rentals in Germany “Martin-Ludwig-Rental” and the Cologne based production company “Fruit Market”.


Niels Eixler, the editor-in-chief of DW’s sports desk, who mentors the  interns in Berlin, is particularly pleased with how much information the  interns are soaking up while they are in Germany.


“Here in Berlin, they’re starting to see things from a different angle,”  Eixler says, “and it gives them a new perspective to add to what  they’ve already learned in Rwanda.


Here are some impressions of what the media designers experience in Germany:


I am Umugwaneza Clemence,

I work at LUDWIG KAMERAVERLEIH. Our job is to check all monitors and cinema equipment, maintenance and delivering equipment at client’s places. What I really like here is the sociability of employees of LUDWIG KAMERZVERLEIH. In this week we are working on a new project of that company. We worked on camera and light, I really like using the special camera called Red Dragon 6K.