On May 3, 2012, Intersections Media students filmed a public service announcement with Kamala Yonzon, founder, and Georgia Cross, board member, for the local non-profit organization:
Kamala Yonzon is the founder of the Kamala Yonzon Tahrayli Foundation. Kamala grew up in a small village in Nepal called Hiley Chaubas in Kabre Palanchowk District. Presently, the nearest hospital is in the capital city of Kathmandu and can reached only by a day-long journey by foot and by bus rides, only when the weather permits. During the monsoons the buses are not able to run as often and villagers are forced to make the journey down the mountain by foot.
Kamala has lived in Canada for over 20 years, but she still has a deep longing to help the villagers in the isolated region of her birth. She has returned many times to visit family members and has witnessed, all too many times, tragic outcomes as a result of birthing complications or illnesses that could have been addressed with easier access to medical attention.
Her plan is to build a hospital in this isolated region on land donated by her family. The hospital would be open to all villagers requiring medical attention.
However, before the hospital can be built, equipped and staffed,water being brought to the location is a priority. There is a spring situated approximately 2.5 km from the proposed hospital site. A second water source is approximately 3 kms from the proposed hospital site. The equipment and labour costs for this phase of the project are estimated at $15,000 CAD. The necessity and resources are there, but currently, the funding is not.
To achieve Kamala’s goal, she is reaching out to her community and to others who wish to support her dream.
Intersections Media is truly proud and honored to be part of this wonderful project to bring water to Kamala’s village! The students will now edit the PSA and add music, titles and voiceovers. Stay tuned!
Big THANK YOU to Laura Mack for making this connection!
Intersections Media Opportunities for Youth Society JOB POSTING:
Participant in filmmaking/visual art/life skills training program
We are currently interviewing applicants for:
INTAKE 1 April 16- May 17, 2012- in session. Full.
INTAKE 2 May 28 – June 28, 2012- Full.
Other intake dates coming up:
INTAKE 3 July 9 – August 9, 2012- 3 of 6 spots available.
INTAKE 4 AUG 20- SEPT 20, 2012
INTAKE 5 OCT 1- NOV 1, 2012
INTAKE 6 NOV 12- DEC 13, 2012
INTAKE 7 JAN 14- FEB 14, 2013
INTAKE 8 FEB 25- MAR 28, 2013
• Participate in 5 week filmmaking/ creative arts/ life skills training program while earning minimum wage!
• Group of 6 keen students learn all aspects of filmmaking (with key instructor, filmmaker Fred Thorsen) and participate in therapeutic art activities from journaling, drawing to sock monkeys (with youth coordinator/art therapist Kat Thorsen)
• Participate in life skills and employment skills training
• Must attend fully, and be on time, and be respectful of peers and venue
• Will produce (as a group) Public Service Announcement for a non-profit organization
• Will produce individual bio videos
• Program runs 5 weeks Monday-Thursdays 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
• Must express keen interest in filmmaking and creative arts (no previous experience necessary)
• Some computer skill is helpful
• Self-motivation is key
• Applicant has faced barriers to employment
• Must be between ages 19-29 (location of program is upstairs at District 319, a 19+ event venue)
• Must have social insurance number
Please get a referral and a case number from employment agency then call Katarina to arrange an interview. Or contact youth coordinator, Katarina (Kat), directly to arrange interview and visit employment centre afterwards get a referral form upon acceptance to program. If you have taken a previous Skills Link Program, you may or may not be eligible. Please consult with your case manager!
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