Africare News Release
LIVE From Tanzania: "Video, JPGs and Blogs … oh my!"
Follow U.S. students — online! — as they travel Tanzania
WASHINGTON, DC, June 7, 2007— Follow the day-to-day travels of six Columbia University students as they journey throughout Tanzania to visit two Africare projects in the Dodoma and Kilimanjaro provinces.
The team of students will travel for one month beginning June 7, 2007, as part of an organization called Students of the World. The organization was founded by undergrad Columbia students, who make annual treks across the globe to spread awareness about social justice issues through documentary films. Their work focuess on the roles of non-governmental organizations affecting change in the international community. This year, Africare has been selected as Students of the World’s “feature organization.”
The group will capture their 2007 Tanzania journey through film, digital photography and daily online blogs.
First Stop: The Community-Based Orphan Care, Protection and Empowerment (COPE) Project in Dodoma. Here, the group will capture Africare’s work with orphans and vulnerable children affected by HIV/AIDS.
Second Stop: The Kilimanjaro Landscape Conservation Partnership (KLCPP) Project in Kilimanjaro. Here, the students will capture the growth of an Africare project just breaking ground. The project aims to preserve both vibrant community life and the natural resource base of Kilimanjaro.
The student filmmakers will return in mid-July and begin editing their video to create mini-documentaries for Africare and for the Clinton Global Initiative.