Here at Sunshine Cinema we believe in the power of authentic African stories to create positive social change. We also believe in working with young people who are passionate and want to use their voice to inspire action. Because of these two beliefs, we train selected young people to facilitate life-changing conversations and drive active citizenship in their local communities as Sunbox Ambassadors – by means of solar-powered mobile cinema screenings, podcasts and accessing gig work as digital marketing entrepreneurs!
The youth in our programme learn how to screen films using our solar-powered mobile cinema (The Sunbox), produce podcasts, host events, facilitate discussions and create digital and social media content.
Throughout the 10-month accelerator program, the Sunbox Ambassadors are empowered to improve their skill set, access gig work, and develop their own enterprises to become financially independent while at the same time completing a comprehensive online course in impact facilitation on scholarship with the University of Cape Town’s Film and Media Department!
The Film Impact Facilitator Short Course info: https://www.sunshinecinema.org/impact-facilitator-course
A contract will be signed at the start of the programme
Note: This learnership programme requires a commitment of 25+ hours per week, so please consider your available time carefully before applying.
Watch this video about Sunbox Ambassador Thabang Thapo based in the Free State to learn more:
What are the Class of 2021 Sunbox Ambassadors saying about the learnership?
‘What I’ve taken away from the course is an understanding of how documentaries actually work. The importance of Impact facilitation and the role impact facilitators play in making sure that documentary films do indeed drive social change in our communities…’
‘One of the things that I’ve learnt is getting a gig, coordinating, and also getting paid for what you do has been the greatest experience for me…’
Apply for a place in the 2022 learnership programme, please complete the Application Form:
Applications open in January 2023 for April 2023 course
Successful applicants will be notified in writing by 5pm on Friday 25 March 2022, and will be required to confirm their acceptance of the placement, in writing, by 10am on Monday 28 March 2022.
Program Start Date: 1 April 2022
Please Note: Only fully complete Application Forms will be considered. No email applications will be accepted.
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