Thursday, 13 December 2012

So excited about photography lessons.

The youth were quite happy to learn about photography lessons and were excited to see their images on camera.But what excited them most was uploading the photos on Adobe Photoshop Elements and adding effects!Here are the photos!.

Monday, 26 November 2012

Adobe Youth Voices…the second year running!

30 pupils from Mutomo Primary School will be this year’s beneficiaries of the Adobe Youth Voices program being implemented through Mutomo Maarifa Centre.

During this period, the 13-18 years old youth will be trained on using  technology to explore and express their perspectives on issues impacting them and their communities.

This year’s program dubbed ‘YOUTH SPEAK’ will focus on issues of child labor,gender inequality,career choice and Drug abuse.

The trainees are expected to gain the following skills; General ICT (computer knowledge), Photography and photo editing skills,video shooting and video editing skills,brainstorming skills, teamwork.discussion and critical review skills.At the end of the training, the pupils will come up with at least five (5 ) final projects which will be exhibited locally and will also be displayed in the Adobe Youth Voices Global Gallery.

Here are the photos taken during the program initial training sessions.Keep watching this space for more progressive photos and training insights!

Thursday, 24 November 2011

An example

This is one of the final projects submitted by the Adobe Youth Voices students

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

This is our experience..youth talk

St Patrick's students successfully completed their Adobe Youth Voices training.During the conclusion of the training the educator facilitated an experience sharing session with the students.During this session,students expressed their joy at completion of the training.

Amos willy had this to say ''Through the training,I have been able to gain computer operation skills'' he added that he now possesses photo editing skills such as photo cropping,.His sentiments were echoed by Catherine Mwende who praised the educator for the photo editing training  as she could now type text into a photo and combine two or more photos.

Mwende Mwanduka was grateful that she could re size an image, while Tonny Victor was proud of Photo shooting ,zooming and framing a shot .
On his side,David Mwanjoyo was glad to have learnt brainstorming and how to make a story board  while Mutisya Nzumu was happy that he  was now able to operate a camera comfortably.

All the students had plans to take their knowledge a bit further in future and learn more on photography for it had been an exciting opportunity for them.They thanked AYV and ALIN for providing them with this unique opportunity

They also implored the educator to take the training further and train them on video shooting and editing so that they could make a video on their experiences..

AYV students who submitted their final projects
Standing L -R:Mwende Mwanduka,Mutisya Nzumu,David Mwajoyo and Amos Willy.
Squatting L-R: Grace Mathano ,Tonny Victor and Catherine Mwende

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Our photo shoot !

The AYV students went for a photo shoot whereby they took photos for their media making process.These are the raw photos that they shot.These will be edited for the final projects
                                Planting more trees is one way of combating climate change
                                 Charcoal burning contributes to climate change
 Some of the water harvesting efforts being put into place to harvest water in effort to adapt to climate change
 A water storage tank for  the harvested water
                Idle youth due to joblessness.This is one of the factors contributing to high  poverty levels
                               Poor  infrastructure is one of the factors contributing to high poverty levels

This is how it's done!

 Students concentrate during  a photo shoot
'' This is how it is done''..... AYV educator shows them how
 And now we can do it!...