Canon Miraisha Programme

A Canon Programme Developing Skills in Africa

Canon Miraisha Programme

Our Miraisha programme is promoting job opportunities and future livelihoods in Africa by offering workshops to photographers, videographers, filmmakers and print business owners to enhance and support their skill sets.

The Miraisha programme embodies Canons corporate philosophy, Kyosei, which means living and working together for the common good. Even the name of the programme. Miraisha, is a blend of Japanese and African (Swahili) language.

What’s On

Find out about Miraisha latest events and news for the coming year.

Nurturing the Next Generation

Canon Miraisha has partnered with Multichoice Talent Factory (MTF) to promote the creative art of filmmaking through a series of workshops and trainings for the 2021 MTF cohort of students. The MTF Academy is an education programme that develops emerging TV and film talent in Africa, through an accredited 12-month immersion programme including both theory and hands-on experience in cinematography, editing, audio production and storytelling. Through this partnership Canon Miraisha will supports MTF Academy students to hone their filmmaking and technical skills through a three-month series of trainings that focus on developing a strong foundation of technical know-how, filmmaking basics and introduction to different cameras and lens types. Watch this space to see how they get on.

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Power in the Hands of Local Communities

Canon’s Miraisha programme has partnered with Ishara in the Maasai Mara on an initiative which envisions to educate and train the local Maasai indigenous tour-guides with necessary skills thus transforming them into Canon ambassadors and content creators. The grassroots initiative envisions to play to the strengths of the local Maasai people and their excellent knowledge of the area by placing the power of photography in their hands. Likewise, the initiative also looks at promoting and empowering women to become Maasai tour-guides by providing various training and educational opportunities. Lastly, the partnership will also train up young children of the Mara and surrounding communities in photography and the power of storytelling, in turn giving us an insight into a young Maasai’s view of the Mara, and fostering new skills and hobbies for the younger generations. Watch our collaboration grow here.

Stories of the World Through Your Lens

Canon Miraisha in collaboration with VII Academy is organizing a workshop for 10 selected students offering them an opportunity to revel into the skills of Documentary and Photojournalism Photography. The workshop comprises of 12 sessions focusing on multiple photography topics. Students will be guided by world-renowned photographers namely Nichole Sobecki and Stefano De Luigi.
Interested to know more about the workshop? Click here
* All applications will be collected and managed by the partner, VII Academy.

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Canon Miraisha Programme Scholarship Winners

Watch the video to get to know the 10 selected Canon Miraisha Programme young students as they go on a journey to develop their visual storytelling at the prestigious KCA University.

Journey of Young African Dreamers

A Canon Miraisha initiative that aims to award the young students in Kenya with photo and film scholarships, through the launch of a heart-warming hero video that celebrates the successes of the programme till date.

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