I-AM About

I-AM About

Animators bring drawings and computer generated images to life on screen.
Animateurs organise or encourage artistic or social media projects and activities.

I-AM does both.

The I-AM Project

The Imaging Animation and Media (I-AM) Project is a collaboration between the Ethiopian World Federation and highly skilled and motivated professionals in the IT and media industries with years of experience globally. The project is led by Trevor Jarvis a passionate artist, animator and teacher with years of experience in imparting skills, knowledge and inspiration to students. After a long career teaching in the United Kingdom, Trevor seeks to address the exclusion of African youth from the creative opportunities afforded to those in the richer world. 

Our Vision

The vision of the I-AM is to empower African youth to participate fully in and contribute to the IT and media industries with a conscious creative collaboration between communities located in different parts of the world to transform and improve their lives.

Who We Are

The Ethiopian World Federation (EWF) is taking the lead on the I-AM initiative through the education branch to implement this project in Ethiopia. The project is committed to working with partners in the discipline to ensure mutual benefit and growth. 

The I-AM project team leader is Trevor Jarvis, an artist, animator, and educator who has more than twenty-five years of experience in introducing learners to the core principles of storytelling through animation. Trevor Jarvis will draw on the extensive contacts and resources he has acquired through his professional career to implement the project as he has done in Ghana in 2023.

Our Programme

The team has identified the need for young people to be included in creative dialogues with their global peers.  They feel left out and are frustrated due to the absence of means to participate fully.

The I-AM project will meet this challenge through:

a) media courses and workshops introducing Imagination Communication Technologies,

b) creating a persistent learning community that will support learners along their progression paths,

c) providing ongoing access to resources that will enable them to continue their learning journeys.

In Africa, we will focus on delivering the first courses in Ethiopia and Ghana. Our first initiative is an animation course. This will establish connections and cooperation between organizations such as universities, private institutions, and businesses and will provide a model for future courses.