WAYout - Worldwide Arts for Youth

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WAYout provides digital media training to young, disadvantaged people in Sierra Leone. Now, due to user demand, we want to open a hub where editing systems are permanently set up, electricity is constant, support is on hand, cameras and kit are available and people can meet and share ideas

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 5 December 2013 to 5:00 PM, 18 December 2013

open_in_new http://www.wayoutarts.org

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1123777)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£2,000

Amount raised

£790

Donations

15

    Category

  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

    Helping

Location

  • Anyone who wants to create an arts centre for street youth is brilliant, especially if it is sustainable and run by people in the community.

    — Mark Thomas-patron and comedian

  • We learnt so much from Brian and we appreciate everything, we thank him very much. Please try to send another person to come and teach us.

    — Foday Justice Kamara- user

  • Why should someone on the streets not dream of being a musician or filmmaker? Could they dream of this if the facilities were not available to them?

    — Mark Thomas

  • Why should someone on the streets not dream of being a musician or filmmaker? Could they dream of this if the facilities were not available to them?

    — Mark Thomas

  • We learnt so much from Brian and we appreciate everything, we thank him very much. Please try to send another person to come and teach us.

    — Foday Justice Kamara- user

  • Anyone who wants to create an arts centre for street youth is brilliant, especially if it is sustainable and run by people in the community.

    — Mark Thomas-patron and comedian

Situation

Sierra Leone has 70% youth unemployment and many of them live on the street. Partly due to the big give last year, WAYout offers hope to some of those disadvantaged young people in providing arts, media and music training- both to give people a voice and a chance to express themselves and explore issues important to them and to provide training to a professional level to enable some of these young people to get jobs in media or music. Getting them off the street and into meaningful employment

Solution

We provide a space with mac computers for design and editing, cameras for shooting and a music studio to record and learn music. It is a place where training is provided to a high standard and where people can meet and share ideas and get the support they need. We help people find jobs and create a base for potential clients to visit if looking to commission a video or piece of music. We promote our trainees and help them apply for jobs. We screen the films of our users make to the community