Rwanda's Africa Digital Media Academy (ADMA) was presented the global coveted award from the International Telecommunication Union in 2013. This was in recognition of the academy’s outstanding effort and achievement in implementing various initiatives in ICT development.
ADMA’s Green screen Studio was built in August 2013 while the motion Capture studio (5th in all of Africa) was built in October 2014 to train students in the world’s latest film making technology.
The school also has a computer lab with Apple iMac computers, professional cameras, equipment, computers and the advantage of exposure to professionals for teachers from the U.S, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, Kenya and others.
The Director General of WDA Jerome Gasana said that the Industrial Based training approach has helped students to do much much practice on different projects. Gasana added that the initial idea for the academy was to training local media practitioners who had no enough experience and now the next approach of teaching will be based on TVET qualification framework (RTQF).
Results from the ADMA trainings have been witnessed in students’ work on projects like cartoons and commercials on every TV network in Rwanda, camerawork at major conferences and live events, video journalism at The New Times (Rwanda’s English Daily newspaper) in architectural firms, printers, graphic designers and as instructors in other schools.