Michael Robert outside Hot Sun Foundation office
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 drugs. So many friends wasted their lives with drugs, petty crime. I want to go somewhere with my life. That's why I don't look back and worry about the past.
I always had a passion for filmmaking. I came across the Hot Sun Foundation sign in Kibera and wanted to know what was behind it. I joined Kibera TV as a volunteer. I then applied and joined Kibera Film School. Remember I said I am lucky and focused on my future.
My life in Hot Sun has improved me in so many ways. I have made good contacts with filmmakers in the school and good friends. When I need support I know whom to go to. I have grown education wise. I am building my character and my career at the same time. So far so good.
What is my message to Global Giving supporters?
I would tell them they should not give up. They are investing in success. What they give today will be given back to them tomorrow.
Continue to support young filmmakers at http://www.globalgiving.org/3632
Be creative. During the holiday season, you can give a gift to Hot Sun Foundation and have a gift card sent to your friend or family member.
Many thanks for all you do.
Michael at Skype session with Writers Guild (USA)