Pam Zokufa, founder of Zokufa Media Productions, based at Ikwezi Park nearby Site C, was over the moon when they received a donation of much needed equipment last week.
Ms Zokufa said she started the production house to give young people an opportunity to learn about the media industry while she also shares her own experience as a journalist who has been in the industry for some time.
Ms Zokufa said she was excited to see big companies extending a helping hand to Zokufa Media Productions as that enables them to do more.
They received two laptops, one large portable rechargeable speaker, a printer, full HG camera and two cellphones from MTN’s Goals for Charity initiative.
Ms Zokufa said the fact that were chosen out of thousands NPOs must mean that they are doing something right.
She said the equipment would help students of Khayelitsha who have dreams of making it in the media industry but do not have the necessary tools to turn their dreams into reality.
“The phones, airtime and router will help with the students blogging and producing our videos. And the printer will help with printing of scripts.
“Our students will now have more cameras to do their tasks without having to use one camera. We are also able to do more documentaries with this equipment. We always need more equipment.
“The donations means that we need to double our effort in empowering the young minds of Khayelitsha about the media industry. We want to produce top producers and filmmakers using the very same donated equipment. Giving young gifted black children skills and knowledge about the media industry is my everyday passion,” she said.
MTN regional marketing manager, Lache Woldson-Samuels, said they hope the organisation is now better equipped to facilitate change in many more lives.