Hot Sun Foundation

Vision of Hot Sun Foundation: Social transformation through art and media. Mission: Identify and develop youth talent in East African slums to tell their stories on film. Rapid urbanization in East Africa and lack of options leads to wasted talent and frustration among the youth. Training in filmmaking enhances their creative potential, creating role models and cultural leaders from within their communities.
Nov 20, 2011

Participate AMAZING RACE for KIBERA 23 Nov - 31 Dec

While Hot Sun Foundation and Kibera Film School are celebrating the Amazing Race Kibera on Dec 3, 2011 in Kibera, supporters and friends  around the world will join them in

The Amazing Race  FOR  Kibera 23 November - 31 December

A race to see how many lives we can touch, how many people we can change through our participation with Hot Sun Foundation and Kibera Film School on http://www.globalgiving.org/3632

Every week:  A new profile of one of the youth whose lives have been changed thanks to you.

Special Prizes during the Amazing Race Kibera
•    KIBERA KID DVDs
•    Selections of Kibera Film School and Kibera TV Sept 2011 DVDs

24 November 2011 USA Thanksgiving
Start your Thanksgiving Celebration by helping others.  First donation on Thanksgiving wins a DVD  of  award-winning film KIBERA KID

3 Dec  2011 Amazing Race  FOR Kibera
First person to donate  any amount AND  POST on facebook an update on Amazing Race Kibera and that they donated : wins a DVD  of Kibera Film School/Kibera TV Short Film SELECTIONS

First person to  donate any amount AND TWEET about Amazing Race Kibera and their donation: wins a DVD  of Kibera Film School/Kibera TV Short Film SELECTIONS

24 Dec 2011 Christmas Eve:  make someone's Christmas brighter
Last person to donate any amount: wins a DVD  of  KIBERA KID

25 Dec  2011 Start your Christmas celebration off by sharing with someone in Kibera
The FIRST person to donate any amount:  wins KIBERA KID DVD

31 Dec 2011 Last chance to win the Amazing Race Kibera
LAST person to donate any amounts wins a DVD  of Kibera Film School/Kibera TV Short Film SELECTIONS

Between 23 Nov - 31 December Amazing Race Kibera
Everyone donating $200 or more:  wins a KIBERA KID DVD AND KFS/KTV Selections
Everyone donating $125 wins a DVD of Kibera Film School/Kibera TV Short Film SELECTIONS

Thanks for all you do! Enjoy your holiday season and share the joy with others!  

Follow  the AMAZING RACE Kibera on twitter and facebook

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Oct 18, 2011

A Heartfelt THANK YOU

Kibera Film School Trainees want to Thank You for your ongoing support.
Your are appreciated. You are changing lives. 

Reminder: October 19 is GlobalGiving Matching Day when your support goes farther.

Please check out the spontaneous, heartfelt thank you which Kibera Film School trainees did today for you.

Go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTdXGWYtIRI

  OR   http://www.kiberatv.blogspot.com/

Asante Sana!

Thank you so much!

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Oct 17, 2011

Miracle on facebook: Reinhert's Story

Reinhert in front of Hot Sun Foundation sign board
Reinhert in front of Hot Sun Foundation sign board

My name is Reinhert Onduru. I am 18 years old. Facebook brought me to Hot Sun Foundation. I came to Kibera from my home on the Western side of Kenya, many hours away, near the border with Uganda. 

I had a friend on facebook - a German woman who does charity work in Nairobi.  I told her that after a year of not paying secondary school fees, I was shown the door.   Although I had to drop out of school and help my mom at her food stall,  I started a film club in my home town, Kisumu.   My dream has always been to make movies.

I've never met my facebook friend in person. When I asked for her help to study filmmaking,  she told me she had heard about a film school in Kibera.  I contacted  the Hot Sun Foundation coordinator on facebook.   When he called me and told me to come to Nairobi for an interview, I dropped the phone I was so excited.

My parents were unsure.  "But Kibera is just a big slum.  How can there be a film school there?"  I had to show them the Hot Sun Foundation website on my mobile phone.  Then they believed me.  They said I could go, but they had no money to support me. 

Now, I live in a small room at the Hot Sun Foundation office.  Before I came here, I knew nothing about making films.  In the film club back home, we wrote short plays and called them scripts.  Now I know how to write scripts and use a video camera.

When I have learned everything I possibly can about filmmaking at Hot Sun Foundation, I'll go back home to Kisumu. I want to build our film club into a real film training center so we can tell our stories.

My message to the friends of Hot Sun Foundation is to keep on supporting us.  Hot Sun Foundation does help us youths learn filmmaking.  We can reach people through our short films. Then they can see that we've done something.  When we finish our training, we can train others.  Help us help others.

Please remember to donate on Wed. Oct 19th MATCHING DAY at http://www.globalgiving.org/3632. 

I am very grateful for the opportunity that facebook and Hot Sun Foundation gave me to learn filmmaking. Thank you for your support.

Sincerely,
Reinhert

Reinhert at Hot Sun
Reinhert at Hot Sun

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