Will is a well travelled young man. This became apparent as he carried his very heavy camera equipment around Nyamatongo ward filming village life and following the Community Based Rehabilitation team on their medical rounds. A young boy decided to hold Will’s hand, but Will could not carry the heavy camera equipment as well as hold the young boy’s hand. So the boy placed his hand inside Will’s pocket instead and walked with him that way. Will did not object but instead laughed quite amused at the boy’s determination to continue their connection.
Moments such as this have filled the three days that Will and Julia have spent with Cedar Tanzania. But why the visit? Well, Julia is a board member of both Cedar Tanzania and Friends of Cedar (Switzerland). Will is her son and a budding film maker. Friends of Cedar and Cedar Tanzania asked Will to make a film of the various projects that Cedar Tanzania are involved in. He kindly agreed.
Over a period of three days Julia and Will were shown around Kamanga Health Centre and the Community Centre, they followed the medical staff of the CBR project around Nyamatongo Ward, conducted interviews with SASA community activists and witnessed a TackleAfrica football tournament, where young people not only played football but also received counseling on sexual health and HIV testing. A very busy and productive three days indeed.
Cedar Tanzania would like to thank Julia and Will for their visit. And in particular we would like to thank Will for volunteering his film making skills.
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