Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) has announced the launch of ‘Canon Imaging Space.’ This announcement was made at the Entrepreneurship & Skills Development Centre of Nigeria’s University of Lagos Nigeria. The goal is to recognize, educate and empower the emerging talent from Africa. The Canon Imaging Space is a dedicated and permanent platform for developing an interactive imaging space. It was created by Cannon in its persistent endeavor to endow people with education, skills, tools, and opportunities needed for storytelling.
The Space is provisioned with state-of-art imaging equipment including three cameras and three printers that have been provided to the management of the Entrepreneurship & Skills Development Centre of University of Lagos Nigeria to facilitate utilization of the space and equipment by its students. As part of Canon’s ongoing contributions to societal development, the imaging space will focus on educating, engaging, and training students in the art of visual storytelling and photography. Furthermore, Canon will also be offering ‘Canon Academy Masterclass’– a series that will have a hybrid approach of intensive training for students by Canon Ambassadors and internationally acclaimed professionals in photography and videography. Students will receive a lucrative opportunity to acquire hands-on training using professional equipment along with a various engaging photo and video competitions solely dedicated for the students.
Commenting on the launch of imaging space, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos stated that the university is happy to partner with Canon to provide students an opportunity to sharpen their skills before they step into the real professional world. He stated that this will ensure that the university rightly nurtures talent “not just through theory lessons but also via practical hands-on training.”
Indeed, through its partnerships, associations, and educational initiatives globally, Canon has continued to create new routes for talent to support the future success of the creative industries. In the past, Canon has stayed true to its pledge of empowerment through its various programs set out to support people in every step of their journey, such as Canon’s ‘Miraisha Program’ that enable young African storytellers to enhance their skillset by providing them with scholarship as well as mentorship support thereby fostering students with the utmost level of support to turn their dreams into their professions.
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