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  • Need Filmmakers for Kenyan Documentary

    Poverty, Audio/Visual Design

    Watoto wa Dunia Inc.

    Watoto wa Dunia is seeking 4-5 film makers to document critical problems facing Kenyan citizens and bring to the public eye the goals and objectives of our organization and the work we are doing in Kenya.

    Person(s) interested will be guided for approximately one month and document the following subjects that must be brought to the public eye:

    •Micro-Finance Project •HIV/AIDS •Problems facing the women and children of Kenya •General Watoto wa Dunia goals and objectives for our work in Kenya

    This film will be collaboration between our co-founder and the filmmaker(s). It is very important to bring light to these mentioned subjects through the filmmaker(s) views. Creative vision will be give to the filmmaker; the most important goal is to show the world the problems facing Kenya and to use the film as a teaching tool.

    Minimum Qualifications: Knowledge and experience in filming, editing and a creative vision for documentary/educational style video. Must have necessary equipment to create and edit film or access to necessary equipment.

    Funding: As we are a grassroots non-profit, funding will not be provided. Interested person(s) must be able to sponsor themselves. Room and board will be arranged by Watoto wa Dunia as well as a rough timeline and schedule for traveling.

    What You Will Receive: An amazing opportunity to travel throughout Kenya and learn from the country and its citizens! This is an excellent opportunity for filmmakers to expand their portfolio and experience in the field. Knowledge on Kenya or East Africa is not necessary, educational/informational lessons will be provided before and throughout the trip.

    Our Mission: Watoto wa Dunia Educating and empowering women and children, reducing hunger, stopping AIDS, and developing leadership.

    Our Philosophy: Watoto wa Dunia is a grassroots nonprofit organization rooted in the philosophy that all the world's people are socially, economically and technologically interconnected.

    About Us Watoto Wa Dunia is a grass roots organization working with volunteers to find sustainable solutions to problems facing impoverished children and communities. We are based in Portland, Oregon and Nairobi, Kenya. We opened our first field office in Nairobi, supported by a dynamic and dedicated group of Kenyans known as the Kenya Advisory Council. We work hand in hand with the Advisory council, supporting the programs they develop. To date, we have developed a Child Sponsorship Program for Kenyan children, a micro enterprise program for poor women in the slums of Nairobi, and have begun constructing a home for street children, and community center in Kibwezi district Kenya.

    Our Programs

    1. Child Sponsorship
    2. JECK Micro enterprise Project
    3. The Empowerment Village

    The first trip will take place in July of 2007, ideally we would like to send at least one filmmaker on this trip and in July 2008 have that individual be a leader for a trip in the summer of 2008.

    For more information about the Kenya trip or Watoto wa Dunia, Please contact: Audra Bates Volunteer Coordinator, Watoto wa Dunia 503.209.1611

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