Africa Circle of Hope is one of the sponsors for a two-week filmmaking workshop from May 30 -June 11, 2016, for youth from a high school for AIDS orphans in the Nairobi slums. Other sponsors include Loyola University Chicago, Catholic University of Eastern Africa and Tangaza College in Nairobi. The "Film for Good" Workshop will be led by Aaron Greer, Director of Film and Digital Media in the School of Communication at Loyola.
Recent high school graduates will learn basic skills of idea development, screenwriting, equipment operation, videography and editing. Participants work in teams to create a short film that reflects their life experience, creative ideas or perspectives on issues in their community. A public celebration and screening of the films highlights this event. A support network with online resources, media facilities and mentoring will help the students practice communication and media skills and explore career opportunities.