Media Savvy is Ghana make a real difference in Africa

Dan Makaveli and colleague Lisa Miller with computers donated from The Enterprise Place, University of Sunderland.
Dan Makaveli and colleague Lisa Miller with computers donated from The Enterprise Place, University of Sunderland.
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Sunderland digital and media training firm aiming to make a difference in Ghana

The business, created five years ago by Dan Makaveli with support from the University of Sunderland’s Enterprise Place, works to raise the aspirations and employability prospects of hard-to-reach groups in the UK through digital and media training.

Dan and Ghanaian student Joseph Mackay visited Joseph’s homeland earlier this year.

Having found premises and recruited local supporters of the programme, the pair have been working to secure furniture and funding and have now been given 12 personal computers and a range of media equipment by the University.

“Joe is from Sunyani, a city of a similar scale to Sunderland, and we decided to initially deliver our programmes in his home city,” said Dan.

“He has an excellent local knowledge and has undertaken extensive research into the demands of the provisions we are developing.

“We’ve worked really hard to secure funding for the lease of the property and have ambitious plans to invest in the facilities to raise the standard of the learning environment.”

Enterprise Place Business Development Manager Vince Robson is delighted to be helping: “Watching Media Savvy Communications grow from working within our shared office space to a sustainable business which now runs from its own office is great, and their new venture with Media Savvy Ghana is a very exciting development,” he said.

Potential sponsors can visit: www.indiegogo.com/projects/media-savvy-ghana-training-academy#/story