On the Bench with Jeff Koinange

Renowned personality, and award winning journalist, Jeff Koinange, interviews RECON-Digital’s Gatumia Gatumia. In this engaging encounter, thoughts on African Animation and various related issues are discussed with some trademark “Jeff Koinange” exuberance. Sit back and enjoy this episode of… the Bench.

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RECON-Digital. Bringing African Animation to the World.

A Winning Business Plan

Business plan competition Winner. Gatumia Gatumia.
The winning moment. Assistant Minister for Industrialization Mr. Ndiritu Mureithi presents the trophy to Gatumia Gatumia, the overall winner of the 2011 Chase Bank, Enablis, ILO Business Launchpad Competition.

And the Winner for best ICT Business Plan and Overall Best Business Plan in the 2011 Edition of the Chase Bank, Enablis, International Labour Organization (ILO) Business Launchpad Competition is Gatumia Gatumia of RECON-Digital. We are tremendously happy about this achievement and we are keenly working to implement our strategy. This is yet another step towards our vision of becoming, “A World where there is plenty of African Animation for all to enjoy”.

And the winner is Gatumia Gatumia.
And the winner, for best overall business plan, is Gatumia Gatumia of RECON-Digital.

“Participating in the Chase Bank Enablis ILO Business Launchpad competition has been one of those life changing experiences for me. I met brilliant and courageous Kenyans keen to take up the responsibility of wealth creation in this country. These men and women are willing to invest the necessary time and effort to turn their ideas into actionable business plans which I hope will spawn successful businesses. The sponsors, organizers and training partner (Inoorero University) have done an amazing job and I say thank you to them. The impact of this initiative will certainly have a profound effect on many individuals, businesses, communities and probably the country at large. It was Awesome! “, said Gatumia.

RECON-Digital. Bringing African Animation to the World.

Sweden Hosts African Animation Showcase

Nick Reding Gatumia Gatumia Kenya Ambassador to Sweden Muhindi CinemAfrica 2011
Nick Reding, Gatumia Gatumia, Kenya Ambassador to Sweden Her Excellency Purity Muhindi and Mark Kaigwa pose for a photo during the 2011 CinemAfrica film festival in Stockholm Sweden.

Visiting Sweden was a fantastic experience! The film festival was superbly organized and allowed for a healthy cultural exchange around African film. Mark Kaigwa headed the group of African animators whose films were to make up part of a special African Animation showcase during the 2011 edition of the CinemAfrica film festival. Mark also did a great job curating and presenting “75 Years of African Animated Films” at the festival.

The festival’s outstanding organizing team, led by Sandra Olivegren, took great care of us and for their Swedish hospitality I say, “Asante Sana!” (thank you very much). While in Stockholm we were treated to a lovely lunch at the Kenya Ambassador’s residence, courtesy of the Kenya Ambassador to Sweden Her Excellency Purity Muhindi. For that kindness I say to our gracious hostess and her staff, “Tack så mycket” (thank you very much).

This really was an opportunity to bring African Animation to the world.

Special thanks to Mark Kaigwa. You can read more about the experience on Mark Kaigwa’s post here.

RECON-Digital. Bringing African Animation to the World.

The Right to a Healthy Environment – UNICEF Kenya

This child duo, created for UNICEF Kenya as part of the 2009 international celebrations to mark the 20th anniversary since the establishment of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), performs a poem which highlights some of the effects of climate change. We are all implored to think and act considerately so that will take better care of the Earth and our environment for the sake of the children who will have to live with the consequences of what is done to our planet.

Though the issues raised are disturbing, we are hopeful that through the work of UNICEF and other concerned individuals and groups, a lot of progress continues to be made in advocacy and protection of Children all around the world.

© UNICEF — Kenya
Producer: Fiyuhworks Ltd.
Production: RECON-Digital “Bringing African Animation to the World”

The Right to Safety and Education – UNICEF Kenya

The evils of child molestation are depicted in this disturbing situation where a school teacher makes sexual advances towards a young girl. A classmate, seeing that the girl is in serious danger, brings help just in time. Thankfully the adults who were alerted to the situation heeded the call to action.

Children have a right to be protected from this and other similar plights.

Though the issues raised are disturbing, we are hopeful that through the work of UNICEF and other concerned individuals and groups, a lot of progress continues to be made in advocacy and protection of Children all around the world.

© UNICEF — Kenya

Producer: Fiyuhworks Ltd.
Production: RECON-Digital “Bringing African Animation to the World”

The Right to Education and Safety – UNICEF Kenya

After a day at school, many children arrive home only to be mercilessly forced to go out onto the streets to work as hawkers, a practice that often compromises such children’s safety and well-being. By the time they get back home, it is late and they often are unable to do their homework. Many children from poor backgrounds are exploited in such ways, often at the expense of their education.

Children have a right to be protected from this and other similar plights.

Though the issues raised are disturbing, we are hopeful that through the work of UNICEF and other concerned individuals and groups, a lot of progress continues to be made in advocacy and protection of Children all around the world.

© UNICEF — Kenya

Producer: Fiyuhworks Ltd.
Production: RECON-Digital “Bringing African Animation to the World”

The Right to Dignity and Safety – UNICEF Kenya

This animated Public Service Communication was created for UNICEF Kenya as part of the 2009 international celebrations to mark the 20th anniversary since the establishment of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).

The film tries to capture what it is sometimes like to be a child using the matatus which are a major part of the Kenyan public transport system. Children using public transport are often discriminated against and mistreated. Furthermore, they are often exposed to obscene behaviour and media content.

Children have a right to be protected from this and other similar plights.

Though the issues raised are disturbing, we are hopeful that through the work of UNICEF and other concerned individuals and groups, a lot of progress continues to be made in advocacy and protection of Children all around the world.

© UNICEF – Kenya

Producer: Fiyuhworks Ltd.
Production: RECON-Digital “Bringing African Animation to the World”