In the last four months the students of The Marc Bolan School of Music and Film have created a Corona Virus Covid 19 public awareness campaign which is being shown on Sierra Leone State TV and played on State and local Radio! This Public Awareness Campaign has been embraced by local and national government - to educated and inform the people of Sierra Leone in all parts of the country how to take effective steps to curb the spread of the Corona Virus.
We have produced song videos featuring our students- the songs are written by students and teaching staff and our videos produced and directed by graduates of the Marc Bolan School of Music and Film. We have approached and been accepted by State TV and Radio at the forefront for the survival of all in the country. Having survived Ebola, the students (many from The Advance Orphange School in Makeni) are now reaching out not only to the towns and cities but also to villages around the country !!!
In the videos our students demonstrate how very important it is to remember to wash hands thoroughly, keep social distance and wear masks when with others - to thwart the spreat of the virus. This video is brought to life with a wonderful, original song sung and performed by our students - whom our school has trained and encouraged!
As well as this they have produced DVDs and CDs together with a poster campaign which we have distributed in major towns and cities and which we are also taking around Sierra Leone to distribute to villages and Chiefdoms. This urgent and important Public Awareness campaign has been spomsored by The Light of Love Foundation UK (Charity Number 1164256) with great help from GlobalGiving and the good people at Purple Field Productions, a charity aiding similar projects in West Africa.
Please help our wonderful students save lives! Our students, who themselves sadly already know great hardship and tragedy, have put their hearts and souls into this campaign, and we have done everything to make them feel and understand that their efforts at creating music and film is an incredibly important and empowering endeavour.
We need to instill creative and social confidence in our young people in this very poor country. Help us build our school- help us fund the distribution of our life-saving campaign!
All and every offer of help is very gratefully acknowledged!
Gloria Jones President and Director
Jed Dmochowski Director and Treasurer