Connect, Create, Connect
Media with meaning: As a filmmaker I've been drawn to creating projects that not only have entertainment value but a development focus.
Two of my recent projects include:
Producing the Roads Enterprise Development Program commercial campaign - a skills development initiative in the rural areas of South Africa training people to become successful road contractors and managers. It is transforming poverty stricken lives and giving them tools to create their own future. Organising and working on the Nakanjani (meaning create/be the change) social awareness commercial series (which deals with the harsh realities of HIV, unemployment and poverty) is also very rewarding. It is empowering people to create change and getting assistance from the Love Life organisation.
Inspiration through Education: I'm currently actively involved with youth leadership development across South Africa as a motivational speaker, camp facilitator and initiator with various schools/universities. Access to an education is vital. One of my previous initiatives was the BM Powered Project in Kayamandi Township near Cape Town. In a nutshell the initiative included teaching, feeding schemes, sport workshops and gardening projects. I have also had the privilege of doing social development work and assisting local churches in South Africa, Mozambique, Zambia, Malawi and India.