As some of you may know, I am currently working as an after school teacher in Inglewood, teaching 3rd through 7th grade production. But recently got a teaching position through Y-FI Africa based in Nairobi, Kenya to teach digital filmmaking August 12-25, 2012. The goal of the organization "is to introduce digital filmmaking clubs into high schools in Kenya and throughout Africa as an extra-curricular activity." I will be teaching a 2 week intensive filmmaking workshop - This is a filmmaking workshop for participants from 3 different high schools in Nairobi. A small grant from Google has given the Kenyan organization to help assist in securing basic filmmaking equipment for this workshop.
Y-Fi Africa is able to offer a host family accommodation, meals, and local transport, but they can not offer airfare to and from LAX to Nairobi. To add, I will be bringing my Canon 7D and have already been offered lenses, but I need an adapter. I want to use my camera for classes since the equipment they have donated to the kids still need tapes, and I have an HD camera for them to use. Together I am raising $2,000 for my trip.
I have been to Uganda to teach filmmaking in 2010 for a month, and the experience really opened my mind to how much you can inspire young people, and how filmmaking can be an outlet. Please donate whatever you can because the date is getting close. Thank you.
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