Project #3632

Transform Lives of African Youth by Making Films

by Hot Sun Foundation
Feb 28, 2010

Trainees successfully complete Kibera Film School Foundation Course!

Josphat Keya filming his project at Kibera Film School
Josphat Keya filming his project at Kibera Film School

To receive a certificate of completion for the KIBERA FILM SCHOOL foundation course, all trainees completed two projects: a short fictional film and a short documentary, about a Kibera community organization.

The KIBERA FILM SCHOOL trainees overcame many challenges, including power outages, hard drive failure, volunteer actors not showing up for the filming, problems with sound and lighting, and moving to a new office and training centre in January 2010, that is still being repaired and renovated two months later.

CNN followed the trainees around one day while they were working on their projects. You can view them on

Here’s what John Ngaruiya known as “GG Spice”, 23 year old, musician and artist, replied when asked, What have I gained from Hot Sun Foundation and the Kibera Film School?

"So many things, including access to equipment and technology that I never had before as well as networking with people, including sending emails and Facebook.

"I will not see Hot Sun Foundation failing. I will not run away after I get my own training. I want to go on and see that Hot Sun Foundation and the Kibera Film School get international recognition. " WHAT YOU CAN DO>>>>>>>>>>>>>

>>>1. WATCH us on CNN Go to CNN and watch Filmmaker Starts School in Slum

>>>2. COMMENT on our updates or send us an email at What would you like in our reports??

>>>3. Heads up! IMPORTANT DATE 16 March 2010: Bonus Matching Day at Global Giving EVERY donation that you make to the Kibera Film School on 16 March 2010 will be matched by 30% by Global Giving. SAVE THE DATE 16 MARCH 2010 MAKE a DONATION on 16 March and MAKE A DIFFERENCE in the lives of youth in Kibera.


Martha Kisaka and Wilfred Masea editing their projects
Martha Kisaka and Wilfred Masea editing their projects
John Ngaruiya known as GG Spice, Kibera Film School trainee
John Ngaruiya known as GG Spice, Kibera Film School trainee



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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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