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  • Transform Lives of African Youth by Making Films posted a progress report
    My Wildest Dream
    By - Noreen Kombe - Kibera Film School trainee
    MY WORLD  by Noreen Kombo Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would make my own film. The My World short film project was full of ups and downs like any box-office production. The script was good, the casting was done and the budget was tight. The night before my shoot I could not sleep. I commute using three...
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    How the MyWorld video Project changed my life
    By - Michael Mwangi - Kibera Film School trainee
    My name is Michael Mwangi.  I am 18 years old.  My very first short film TRUE FRIENDS for the My World video project was a challenge since it required teamwork. It has made me in a position to acknowledge others and learn how to work with others in a team.I have learned how to lower my ego when dealing with...
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    Kibera Film School grad returns: Bonny's story
    By - Bonface Mogaka - Kibera Film School graduate
     My name is Bonface Mogaka. I am an alumni of Kibera Film School. I graduated last year (2011) and got a job at Themescape Media Ltd, a production company in Nairobi, Kenya. I have been responsible for contents for Kenya Broadcasting Corporation, M-net Africa and other productions as well. Since I joined the Kenyan...
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    Real Talent: Shirley's story
    By - Pamela Collett, Shirley Akinyi - Communications & Trainee
    My name is Shirley Akinyi. I am a trainee at Kibera Film School.  I love writing, especially script writing. I heard about Kibera Film School through a friend.  My mom supports me because it's what I want to do.  So far, what I'm learning about scriptwriting is that it is a bit tough.  In...
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    InfoTech Keep up the good work..................!!!
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    • Nathan
      Nathan Thank you so much! We're trying and with the support of friends through Global Giving we'll make it!
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    Real Talent: Shirley's story
    By - Pamela Collett, Shirley Akinyi - Communications & Trainee
    My name is Shirley Akinyi. I am a trainee at Kibera Film School.  I love writing, especially script writing. I heard about Kibera Film School through a friend.  My mom supports me because it's what I want to do.  So far, what I'm learning about scriptwriting is that it is a bit tough.  In...
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    Obsessed: Martin's Story
    By - Martin Mwangi and Pamela Collett - Trainee and Communications
    My name is Martin Mwangi. I am 21 years old. I've always been obsessed with filmmaking. I can remember always watching  films. I would rather stay up late to watch a movie than do anything else. I was supposed to begin Kibera Film School six months ago.  But my dad died.  He always supported me and told me to...
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    Giving Cycle: Noreen's Story
    By - Noreen Kombo with Pamela Collett - Trainee and Communications
    My name is Noreen Kombo What compelled me to come to Kibera Film School? Something very sad.  I was pregnant, but lost the baby.  The loss made me think about what do I really want in my life.  I saw Kibera Film School on twitter and decided to try it out.  Hot Sun Foundation attracts interesting people....
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    Ever since I was young: Godfrey's Story
    By - Godfrey Chogo with Pamela Collett - Trainee
    My name is Godfrey Chogo. I am 24 years old. Ever since I was young I wanted to make films.  I didn't just want to,  I felt I needed to do something for humanity through film. We have a lot happening in our communities. I can't reach everybody just like that. So I had to do something to reach them. I can do it...
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    Inspiring Visitor
    By - Pamela Collett - Communications
    What is one of the many great things about Kibera Film School in Nairobi, Kenya?  International visitors - talented people like filmmaker Mireia Fort from Barcelona Spain.  Mireia is a documentary filmmaker, who shares the Hot Sun Foundation vision of social transformation through arts and media.  In two...
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    Script Power!
    By - Pamela Collett - Communications
    What does it take to write a compelling script and make a short film?  A group of young East African filmmakers in Nairobi had the opportunity to write scripts and produce a short film thanks to Hot Sun Foundation, who sponsored the Script Power Seminar. With the support of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and...
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    Giving and Giving
    By - Pamela Collett - Communications
    And what are you getting?  Young talent from Nairobi slums making great shorts films, screening their films in the Nairobi Slum Film Festival, and learning scriptwriting in the Script Power Seminar… The Slum Film Festival was shown to thousands of people in Nairobi, Kenya, 6-13 August 2012, giving hard-earned...
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    Connecting with Youth in East Africa
    By - Pamela Collett - Communications
    Greetings from Nairobi!  We have a great opportunity for you to connect with youth living in East African slums.   Youth like Audrey Peavey, Eric Siriama living in Nairobi want to tell their  stories on video. People everywhere can learn and enjoy from their stories -  if Audrey and Eric have the...
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    At a Crossroads
    By - Pamela Collett - Communications
    For youth living in East African slums like Kibera, their journey to become filmmakers is a bumpy dirt road with lots of potholes. After a long journey,  youth in Kibera have reached a crossroads where Hot Sun Foundation is becoming self-sustaining. Filmmaking training is expensive in terms of equipment, time and human...
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    Following a dream: Matthew's Story
    By - Pamela Collett with Matthew Kigen - Communications, Kibera Film School trainee
    Did you ever dream of becoming a filmmaker? What if you had this dream from childhood, but grew up in Kibera, one of East Africa's largest slums? Matthew Kigen, age 24, who grew up in Kibera, held on to his dream of becoming a filmmaker.  Matthew faced many challenges.  His mother wanted him to become an...
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    Dynamic Young Woman Filmmaker: Aida Achieng
    By - Pamela Collett - Communications
     If you pop into Hot Sun Foundation offices you will often find AIda at the reception. Aida recently returned from  a two week workshop at the  Kilimanjaro Film Institute in Arusha, Tanzania. She is a member of a team of young East African filmmakers working on a Kiswahili TV series. A single mother of an 8...
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    Passion for Filmmaking: Grishon's Story
    By - Grishon Onyango and Pamela Collett - Kibera Film School Graduate and Communications
    My name Grishon Onyango. I am  21 years old.  My passion is photography and filmmaking.  I got my chance when a friend told me about Hot Sun Foundation. My mom told me to come, but I didn't know how to get here.  I tried three times and finally found it and joined Kibera Film School. I am just feeling...
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    Feel Great about Your Self: Dorcas' Story
    By - Pamela Collett with Dorcas Saisi - Communications, Kibera Film School Trainee
    My name is Dorcas Saisi. I am 23. I moved to Kibera, a slum in Nairobi, Kenya, two years ago.  There was nothing for me in my village. Like so many farmers, I came to Nairobi to look for a job. My first job was as a house help.  I was paid only Kes 2,000 per month (about US$25) although the official minimum wage...
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    Bad Company to Good: Polycap Sara's Story
    By - Pamela Collett and Polycap Sara - Communications and Kibera Film School trainee
    What was my turning point?  I have a lot to say.  I had a job as a mechanic and lost it.  I became idle, doing weird things, using drugs, staying in bad company.  My life was not sustaining me. Then I was arrested for a cell phone theft. Jail is a new world. You have to survive on your own. No parents....
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    Bad Luck to Good: Ronald Omondi's Story
    By - Pamela Collett with Ronald Omondi - Communications, Kibera Film School trainee
    My name is Ronald Omondi.  I am 23 years old.  I live in Kibera. Things were going good for me.  I had a sponsored job that allowed me to also go to school.  Then something went wrong with the sponsorship program and I was out on the street again.  Selling CDs. In the slum, you can find yourself...
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    Luck and Success: Michael Robert's Story
    By - Pamela Collett and Michael Robert Munyore - Communications and Kibera Film School Trainee
    My name is Michael Robert Munyore. I am  21 years old My father passed away when I was eight years old.  My dad's relatives raised me. My mother is somewhere in Western Kenya. I am lucky.  I'm on my own but my cousin in Kibera helped me finish high school. When I look to my future, I see success. I don't do...
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    Family Support: Quenter's Story
    By - Pamela Collet with Quenter Okumu - Communications and Kibera Film School trainee
    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...
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    On My Own - Vincent's Story
    By - Pamela Collett with Vincent Oduor - Communications and Kibera Film School trainee
    My name is Vincent Oduor.  I am 20 years old.  I've been on my own in Kibera since 15, when my mother died.  My dad died when I was ten.   When relatives came to take my younger brothers and sisters back to their village, I argued with them. I refused to leave.  I thought I would have a better...
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    Participate AMAZING RACE for KIBERA 23 Nov - 31 Dec
    By - Pamela Collett - Communications
    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...
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    A Heartfelt THANK YOU
    By - Kibera Film School with Clarence Ilavonga - Trainees
    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...
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    Miracle on facebook: Reinhert's Story
    By - Reinhert Onduru with Pamela Collett - Kibera Film School trainee
    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...
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    Passionate Appeal - Alice's Story
    By - Alice Motieri with Pamela Collett - Assistant Trainer
    My name is Alice Motieri.  I am 24 years old.  I live in Kibera.My challenges began at 15, when I lost my mom.  She died after a sudden illness.  Fifteen months later my father died. I managed to finish secondary school with funds from my mother's estate. Then my life became confused.  I wanted to...
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    Turning Point - Wicky's Story
    By - Wickliffe Mboya with Pamela Collett - Kibera Film School Assistant
    My name is Wickliffe Otieno Mboya. I am 23 years old. Before I came to Hot Sun Foundation, my life took a wrong turn. I was hanging out with the wrong crowd. They were somehow misleading me - taking drugs, working at night, not sure what they were doing. I had contact with Hot Sun Foundation as an extra in the...
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    Peace in Every Corner
    By - Pamela Collett - Communications
    A special visitor to Hot Sun Foundation this month -  Emmanuel Jal, South Sudanese former "lost boy", hip hop rapper for peace who lived many years in Kenya, now on a mission for peace (http://www.we-want-peace.com).  Jal came to Hot Sun Foundation  in Kibera, sitting outside our office in a circle of plastic...
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    A Different View-Slum Film Festival Nairobi Kenya
    By - Pamela Collett - Communications
    When you hear the word "slum", what do you think of?  The mainstream media usually depicts slums as places of poverty, crime and violence.  But in Nairobi and many other cities in sub Saharan Africa, urban slums are where most of the population lives.  The living conditions may be  substandard, but slums...
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    Kibera youth food drive for Kenyans suffering from famine
    By - Pamela Collett - Communications
    The youth of Hot Sun Foundation started an inspiring initiative:  Kibera Kwa WaKenya, which means Kibera for Kenya.  Kibera youth are soliciting dry food goods, including maize meal, rice, dried beans for their brothers and sisters in the northern areas of Kenya who are suffering from famine due to prolonged...
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    Vincent Urges Support for Josphat Keya, his role model
    By - Pamela Collett (with Vincent Oduor Ochieng') - Communications (Kibera Film School trainee)
    My name is Vincent Oduor Ochieng’. I live in Kibera, the largest slum in East Africa.  I am 19 and currently I’m studying filmmaking at Kibera Film School. I want to share about a close friend of mine - Josphat Keya, the Program Manager of Hot Sun Foundation, who is a great influence of my life. He is that...
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    Thanks and an Update on Nairobi goes to New York
    By - Pamela Collett - Communications
    Here's Josphat Keya talking about Hot Sun Foundation and the Kibera Film School: I was once told that films were only made by rich people, that meant that I had no chance of making films, taking the fact that I was born and raised in Kibera. I took a leap of faith and joined Kibera Film School. At the beginning I wasn't...
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    Kibera Film School meets the Bronx (New York City)
    By - Pamela Collett - Communications
    Hot Sun Foundation has been training youth in Kibera in film skills for several years.  One of our goals is to become partners with film schools and training centers throughout the world.  Now we have an opportunity for one of our filmmaker/ trainers from Kibera, to go to the Ghetto Film School in the Bronx, New...
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    East African YOUTH UNITY through Filmmaking
    By - Pamela Collett - Communications
    In filmmaking, co-productions in Africa are usually with established film production companies from Europe. African-African co-productions are  almost unheard of. African-African co-productions among young filmmakers living in east African urban slums undreamt of.  Until now, with the TOGETHERNESS IS, Youth Unity...
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    Filmmaking opportunities for African slum Youth
    By - Pamela Collett - Communications
    Twelve new trainees at Kibera Film School began classes in February 2011. At Hot Sun Foundation youth from Kibera have the opportunity to learn hands-on filmmaking that will make a difference for themselves and their community.  Hot Sun Foundation has three major programs.  1. Kibera Film School with hands-on...
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    Youth Participation in Kenya through Media
    By - Pamela Collett - Communications
    Youth are on the move, in Africa, in the Middle East. We hear it in the news, in our daily conversations, every single day. In Kenya, youth are ready to work for positive, peaceful change before the next national elections in 2012. But youth must have the tools to get involved. Their voices have not been heard. Kenya...
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    NEW Foundation in Filmmaking Course Starting
    By - Pamela Collett - Communications
    Twelve more youth from the urban slum of Kibera and their delighted parents and friends celebrated their successful completion of the Foundation in Filmmaking course on 29 January 2011. Interest is building.  More and more urban slum youth want to learn about filmmaking and how to tell their stories to the...
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    • Marc Maxson
      Marc Maxson I was there! Good celebration once again. I wished I had made it to the student films part - that's my favorite.
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    Victor's Success Story and a Request
    By - Victor Oluoch - Director, Kibera TV project
    I am Victor Oluoch Mmboga, 23 years of age. I obtained a Kenya Certificate of Primary Education at Mituri Primary School in Western Kenya. I moved to Nairobi in early 2005, hoping to get money from a relative to go to secondary school but it didn’t work out.  I made my living in the informal economy, buying...
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    Message from a Hot Sun Foundation Success Story
    By - Josphat Keya - Projects Coordinator
    A Message from Josphat Keya (24)Projects Coordinator, Hot Sun Foundation    I joined Hot Sun Foundation through Kibera Film School in the first intake of trainees in August, 2009.  Though I did not have prior knowledge in filmmaking I loved writing short stories and sometimes I’d send them to ...
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    TOGETHERNESS SUPREME Road Show Part Two
    By - Pamela Collett - Communications
    KISII TO NAROK ROADSHOW by Kibera Film School TraineesBeatrice Aringa and Kevin Machimbo Road Show Part Two                                MARARIANDA 8th September....
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    TOGETHERNESS SUPREME Kenya Road Show PART ONE
    By - Pamela Collett - Communications
    PART ONE: REPORT OF TOGETHERNESS SUPREME  KISII TO NAROK ROADSHOW Rural Road Show by Kibera Film School Trainees  Beatrice Aringa and Kevin Machimbo  Hot Sun Foundation, Kids in Kenya, and the Child Wellness Fund co-sponsored the TOGETHERNESS SUPREME film road show in Kenya. For the first time in Kenya,...
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Nathan Collett

Nairobi, Kenya

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