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.
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.
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:
Migrant children in Sicily:
Lucia saves calf:
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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