RTA in Kenya

During reading week, Lori Beckstead took seven students in RTA 986 International Development to Kenya to assist on a media-for-development initiative as part of the RTA Humanitarian Media Project in partnership with AMREF (African Medical Research and Education Foundation). 

Now back from Kenya, the students are busy producing two projects with AMREF: The first is a documentary about AMREF's Alternative Right of Passage project which seeks to help rural Maasai communities replace the longstanding tradition of female genital mutilation with rites of passage for girls that don't involve genital cutting and promote finishing school. And the second is a social media campaign to promote AMREF's work in Kenya, particularly the Dagoretti Child in Need program which provides a drop-in centre for street children in the Dagoretti slum of Nairobi.