CEO HOMELAND MEDIA GROUP: Nasser Kasozi Akandwanaho
BY MARY NAKASI
HOMELAND Media Group Ltd led by a renown Journalist Kasozi Nasser Akandwanaho has expanded its empire.
From Homeland Newspaper, it has ventured into a television called Homeland TV as well as Homeland Media Institute (HMI) which trains journslists and enables youth to learn and appreciate working from home country to stop brain drain.
The institute offers Certificate and Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication.
It is located at Kampala Road, Greenland Tower, Basement Floor room B02a and fifth floor room F09. It officially kicked off last year.
Mr. Nasser Kasozi says, the institute was started to address the need for professional Journalism and equipping youth and people with practical employable skills in vocational, technical and Media and Communication courses. It however needs financial backup so that the institute acquires more facilities to enable their students get the best service.
News Editor Online team today visited Homeland Media Institute and during our interaction with the CEO, we learnt from him that he felt bad when youth run out of the country for slavery in the Arab countries yet there are potential resources and opportunities to tap into in Uganda.
A soft speaking media practitioner Kasozi said, “Education is something we want to improve so that our people only study to create jobs and employment as opposed to to looking for jobs. Here at Homeland Media Institute, we support and suppliment Government program of skilling Uganda.”
The brain behind Homeland News Paper believes that with the strategic partnership and collaborations, they will be able to empower and skill many young people in the country.
“Because we train people from lower levels to upper, here at Homeland Media Institute, every one can become a professional Journalist with training from HMI,” Revealed Homeland Media Group Ltd boss.
We were told, students who study and finish have chances to get employed at the Homeland Newspaper and also Homeland Digital Platforms that include among others; online, websites,online Radio and Television plus the Creative and Design House to exercise as they learn new things.
This Uganda’s premier institute of higher learning was establidhed to scale up the transfer of knowledge and practical skills to young people to enhance their creativity, competence and innovation towards building a robust entrepreneurial mindset.
HMI vision is to become a world class centre of excellence in Media, Journalism and Communication by providing high valued practical skills based education, training, research, innovation and professional development in Africa.
The Institute’s mission is to provide high quality education, training, research and professional development support services that enable the transfer of knowledge and practical skills to spur entrepreneurship, innovations and professional development in Africa.
HMI’s mandate is to collaborate, partner in providing research based entrepreneurial focussed education and training through enabling apprenticeship, innovation and professional skills development in Africa.
HMI CORE VALUES
● Inculcate professional media skills to people
● Communinity centred – Engagement Teaching & Learning
● Development Oriented-Research & Academic Excellence
● Innovation – Entrepreneurial & Media Hub
● Team work – Discipline, Determination & Commitment
● Professional & Ethical Values
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