Transform Lives of African Youth by Making Films

 
$41,290
$28,710
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Remaining
Dec 1, 2011

Family Support: Quenter's Story

Quenter outside Hot Sun Foundation office
Quenter outside Hot Sun Foundation office

My name is Quenter Okumu.  I am 24.
I live in Kibera with my two children:  Mario 4 1/2 and Kyla 2 1/2. My mom has a tailoring shop in Kibera.  She takes care of my children while I study full time at Kibera Film School . My mother gives me her full support to learn filmmaking.  She drives me, telling me you have to do it.

What do you like about Kibera Film School? 
The way we treat each other. No one laughs at you or asks how come you don't know this. He or she shows you how to do something.  At Kibera Film School, it is mostly men.

Why are there not more women at Kibera Film School?
What can I say?  Most women lack someone to motivate them - to push them .  When your family is not supporting you, they tell you that you can't do this - you have to look for a job - you have to take care of the family. Women are not encouraged to go to school or get technical training like filmmaking.   

My Message to Global Giving supporters?
Congratulations for what you are doing.  Don't lose hope or lose heart. Keep helping youth from Kibera, those that want to go farther.
I am really excited about Amazing Race Kibera.  This is our chance to show people what is going on in Kibera and  get more support for Kibera Film School. People will follow clues that take them to different community groups and learn about their work.

Please spread the word about Hot Sun Foundation (http://www.globalgiving.org/3632) on facebook, twitter, emails.

Thank you SOO SOO SOO much.  Without your support,  I and the others couldn't be here at Kibera Film School.

Quenter with Flip camera
Quenter with Flip camera

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Project Leader

Nathan Collett

Nairobi, Kenya

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