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'Let children tell their story.' Thats the mission of the Kidscorrespondent. We ask you to help us give Syrian children a voice.
'Let children tell their story.' Thats the mission of the Kidscorrespondent. We ask you to help us give Syrian children a voice.
46 backers pledged €4,555 to help bring this project to life.

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Kidscorrespondent

We let children tell their story. We really listen to what they have to say and we let the world hear their voice. Reporter Tako Rietveld speaks to children as he is the first Kidscorrespondent in the world. There are many examples of reports he made all around the world, until now all privately funded.

More then 1.5 million refugees from Syria are living in Lebanon, most of them are children. We will visit some of them and their families to see their lives through the eyes of the child. 

Wassim

We are about to meet 13 year old Wassim. He lives in the city of Baalback in the Beekaa valley with his mother and his 2 sisters. Wassim has to work illegaly in a shoe shop every day to pay for the expences of his family. We got special permission from the authorities to film his life, his work and his family and Wassim is proud to share his story with us and with you.

These and other children are an example of what is happening in Lebanon at the moment. Several (youth)news programs, (youth)newspapers and websites want to publish our stories. Unfortunately the revenues will not cover the costs. That's why we ask you to help us.

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Costs

The costs tot travel to Beirut and to film there with a professional cameracrew will be around 9000 euro's. The income from selling the stories will be around 4.500 euro's. If you can kickstart this initiative you will not only help these children to tell their stories, you will also help us set the example to listen to the children. They have a story to tell.  

SIERRA LEONE and more...

A report the Kidscorrespondent made in Sierra Leone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEoi-reO-wI

Report about UN Youth Conference:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaJJK6YR6vg&spfreload=10

Migrant children in Sicily:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5STh-NM7-4

Lucia saves calf:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urJe52HlrvU

Ebola funerals:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yMyaDZrx2I

More info on: www.kidscorrespondent.com

Risks and challenges

All risks are covered. We have special permits and visa from the government to film in Lebanon and to be able to work there as journalists. We are supperted by professional local guides, drivers and interpreters.
We are working together with NGO's working with children like Unicef, Warchild, SAWA and AVSI as well as local journalists.

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    Pledge €1 or more About $1.09

    Sympathy pledge. We want children to tell their story!

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    Get free updates on the story.

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    Get a personal thank you note from the Kidscorrespondent.

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    Be the first to see the written and filmed reports and get a personal thank you from the Kidscorrespondent.

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    Be the first to see written and filmed reports and get a personal thank you video from the Kidscorrespondent.

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    Interview with or speech from the Kidscorrespondent. For donations from The Netherlands the Kidscorrespondent wil have a personal visit or hold a speech for a bigger audience about the mission, work and experiences to let children all over the world tell their story.

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