Teach photography, Citizen Journalism and film-making to children for a community organization in Nairobi, Kenya



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    My name is Justus. I am a Community Organizer together with the rest of the members. I double up as an award winning film director as well as documentary producer.I come from a family of four where i'm the second born.

    Our organisation came about as a result of young people bearing the urge of solving issues that affected their society and coming up with tangible solutions, to solve them. Our organization has been feted for the good work it has kept over the years.Our presence to the entire community is appreciated at all times and we pride ourselves in the motto"Servant Leadership" to all and sundry.

    Our Organization decided to engage and indulge with young children as well as the disabled children bearing in mind that they are very vulnerable and this came about after intense soul-searching.We decided to teach children photography and film-making as well as nurture their talents through:drama,acting,skating,dancing and playing various musical instruments.In regards to photography and film-making,most of these children as well as the disabled came from backgrounds that witnessed:crime,prostitution,alcohol and substance abuse,gender-based-violence as well as HIV/AIDS and so it was prudent for them to tell their stories through the lens of a camera.For the disabled children,they have accounts of how they have been neglected by the entire society.We aspire to produce professionals in different areas no matter their background in helping them realize their dreams and potential in taking the organization to the next level.In these children's eyes you will see future:Denzel Washington,Halle Berry and Angelina Jolie.Our main aim is to allow these children to express themselves through the lens of the camera as well as encourage the culture of self-reliance as they grow up and get accustomed to the world.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house
    Charity Work
    Language practice
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    The volunteers will be assigned to children homes and street areas together with our team members, to special schools for the disabled and public schools where children come from poor backgrounds and the volunteers will teach these children photography and film-making as well as computers and music choreography in terms of producing creative genres of music.After they are through with the photography and film-making,we together with the volunteers will set up a street photo exhibition within our locality where the children will exhibit their fine works of art through an initiative dubbed 'through my very eyes'

    Another set of volunteers will take these children through music lessons,acting,drama,public speaking,graffiti art and design which will involve drawing and sketching as well as teaching them various languages like:French,Spanish,Portuguese and German.Another category that is of essence is that of talent search where we will team up with the volunteers in forming a panel of judges where we will provide a platform for these kids and evaluate their capabilities.

    The skills that the volunteers may offer are:camera lessons in photography,film-making and this will include-production,directing,casting as well as editing,photography,basic knowledge on social work,community organizing,choreography,music lessons and use of musical equipments as well as acting and starring in short films.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Swahili (Kiswahili): Fluent

  • Accommodation


    The volunteers will be required to pay an administration fee of 5 Euros daily and this will go a long way in catering for their accommodation and food as well as enabling the organization cater for its needs that arise ie other expenses as well as the volunteers will be expected to stay with the organization for a minimum of 30 days.The volunteers will stay with host families and this will cater for their security since they will stay with people whom the organization is well aware of and all volunteers will be expected to stay a minimum of 30 days our organization does not allow volunteers to stay less than a month.The houses that they will be staying will have the necessary essentials like:water and electricity.The volunteers will be staying close to the organizations offices in terms of proximity and accessibility and once they are through with the daily routines,they will be escorted to their households.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Kenya is a hospitable,vibrant as well as a warm country and so we pride ourselves as hosting the best tourist attraction sites.Talk of Masai Mara and the Wild beast Migration,talk of the lakes,rivers forests,the food,the Masai Culture and their way of life,the athletes who continue to fly the Kenyan flag high.So in their free time,the volunteers can visit these great places and also we introduced a platform where volunteers from different countries can learn the language and culture of other countries and these will provide a peaceful co-existence.The volunteers can also take part in sports and physical education as a way of keeping them fit.Most of the time the volunteers will be walking to the organizations offices since they are near but for traveling to tourist attraction sites and sampling the beauty of Kenya,then they will be required to cater for themselves.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 781317461772