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!...

Its my turn now!

14 year Old Amos Willy frames a shot!

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

An exciting opportunity!

Students having a computer training session.It was such an exciting opportunity that even those not in the program had to look at the window to get a glimpse!

Monday, 24 October 2011

They brainstormed!

The students had a brainstorming session whereby they identified shots for their media making process.Due to poor rainfall patterns in Mutomo District the educator had identified the BIG IDEA to revolve along climate change and poverty levels and their effects on education..

The students were grouped into groups of five whereby each group came up with their ideas on the same topics .After wards,all the ideas were pooled whereby the educator listed them down and together with the students identified the possible shots.These were the questions answered:
1. What were the effects of rising poverty levels?
  • Lack of food
  • Lack of jobs
  • Low living standards
  • Poor infrastructure
2. How was poverty affecting our education?
  • School drop outs
  • Early pregnancies
  • Lack of school fees
  • Child labor affecting school grades
3. What are the causes of climate change?
  • Charcoal burning
  • Cutting down trees
4.How is climate change leading to poverty?

  • Lack of water for agriculture
  • Lack of food due to poor rainfall patterns
5. How can we combat climate change?
  • Use of good farming systems
  • Improving infrastructure
  • Planting trees
  • Soil conservation
  • The Government educating citizens on good farming methods
  • Planting drought tolerant crops
  • Reafforestation
  • Legal logging i.e. laws governing cutting down of trees.

In the photos,students participate in brainstorming sessions

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Learning continues...........

Students  pose for a photo after a  training session.This photo was taken by a fellow student as part of the learning process.

Monday, 3 October 2011

The beggining!

Students were very excited to start the training.Majority of them had not seen a computer prior to the session ans were very excited to learn on how to operate one.We started with basic introduction to computers and at the end of the session they could power on and shut down a computer.
These are some of the photos!

Empowering the youth through technology

 Thirty (30 students ) from St.Patrick's High school in Mutomo District of Kitui County in Eastern Kenya will benefit from a photography training through Mutomo Maarifa Centre under the  Adobe Youth Voices  project.

Mutomo Maarifa Centre is one of Arid Lands Information Network(ALIN ) knowledge Centres that offers free access of information to the community.Part of the services offered include free ICT training.

The youth program,dubbed as 'The change we want" will see the youth addressing  issues affecting them and their communities  through use of multimedia tools.Youth will also gain skills on teamwork,photography and Adobe software editing skills.