Project #3632

Transform Lives of African Youth by Making Films

by Hot Sun Foundation
Dec 18, 2011

Bad Luck to Good: Ronald Omondi's Story

Ronald Omondi outside Hot Sun Foundation office
Ronald Omondi outside Hot Sun Foundation office

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 falling into drugs and hanging out with the idle youth. 

A friend told me about the Slum Film Festival at Hot Sun Foundation.  I attended a workshop, applied to Kibera Film School and here I am. 

Since I joined Hot Sun Foundation, it's like a home to me.  I am gaining more talents. The staff is treating us well. We learn in a relaxed and open way. 

I really appreciate what supporters on Global Giving are doing for us. You are good Samaritans helping slum youth who don't have the opportunity to gain knowledge in filmmaking. 

I appreciate that you are helping youth who live far away from you.

Happy Holidays  and many thanks to all friends of Hot Sun Foundation wherever you are.

Ronald Omondi with camera & Hot Sun sign
Ronald Omondi with camera & Hot Sun sign
Ronald with other Kibera Film School trainees
Ronald with other Kibera Film School trainees



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Organization Information

Hot Sun Foundation

Location: Nairobi, Kenya - Kenya
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Nathan Collett
Nairobi, Kenya
$50,478 raised of $70,000 goal
688 donations
$19,522 to go
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