Since 2007, Us Media has been front-running several initiatives in Suriname. That year we established Spang Makandra in Paramaribo. Spang Makandra was born out of CyberMango plus the best candidates coming out of our own 9 month training.
Spang Makandra is now successfully producing digital products for a large palette of clients, and is expanding in the fields of social media and e-media courses.
After that, we established a new full time, multimedia vocational education in close cooperation with ROC Midden-Nederland and NATIN. This to ensure enough fresh blood in the creative industry for the future. The course featured a completely new approach compared to existing methods of education and will deliver it’s first year of graduates in 2012. It is currently one of the most popular educations of the NATIN institute.
The Spang Campus will combine learning and working in a creative and inspirational new environment in Paramaribo.
Our latest project is taking our vision to the next level: the Spang Campus. The Spang Campus will combine learning and working in a creative and inspirational new environment in Paramaribo. Our goal is to reach the creative industry in the entire Caribbean to join up to learn and collaborate on projects and get inspired.
Spang Campus will house a variety of companies, including a television studio, a radio channel, our own Spang Makandra e-media studio, an event agency and a training institute for entrepreneurship. The Campus also aims to host the Suriname Fab Lab. A Fab Lab (short for Fabrication Laboratory) is a fully equipped production workroom for producing ideas, from concept to creation.
To ensure a broad range of activities on all levels and at all times the Campus will host a range of quality facilities such as well-equipped classrooms, a restaurant, a garden & vegetable plot and space to organize all kinds of events. It is Spang Campus’ mission to support the Suriname and Caribbean creative industry in development, learning and becoming successful. The Spang Campus is a completely unique concept with a scale and ambition level so far unseen for the region.You can follow Follow us on Twitter, Google+ or Facebook to know first hand about our progress. Meanwhile, please check out this edition of RTL Wereldzaken, which was dedicated to the Spang Campus project.