A youth-led non-governmental institution, Ignite Youth Organization successfully showcased a new baby, Ignite Media for Impact, at a colorful event held at Saber Business World in the capital.
The event, which included a talent show and fundraising dinner ceremony, also aimed to commemorate International Youth Day, which takes place on August 12 every year.
Ignite Media for Impact will provide media services to CSR teams at nonprofits and corporations. Initially, the focus is on providing videography, photography, animation and graphic design services before expanding into other creative categories.
Already, the agency has provided media services in the form of photography and videography for the Youth Empowerment and Transformation Trust Winter School 2022, as well as photography services for the ImaGen Innovation Challenge and Boost Fellowship Bootcamp.
Speaking at the event, the founder and director of the organization Ignite Youth, Tadzie Madzima, said that while the initiative aims to create employment opportunities for young people, it is also a means for the organization to achieve self-sufficiency.
“Through this initiative, we not only connect young people with mentors, but also with opportunities to earn an income.
“It’s because we understand that many young entrepreneurs, especially in urban areas, are overwhelmed with a plethora of mentoring opportunities that offer them no chance of making money or receiving funding. All while raising funds for IGNITE Youth to be self-sufficient,” Madzima said.
At the event, Adonai Corporation, a Microsoft and IT services company, injected a grant of US$4,000.
Representatives from other organizations including the House of Arts Association, Unicef Zimbabwe, Baskethounds, Revivify Mind, iHelp Technologies and Anonymous Art attended the fundraising masquerade and talent show.