Filamujuani began in the year 2008. It came about from a passion to help eliminate poverty creatively-by teaching young people how to tell their stories using video and photography.
Filamujuani is a combination of two Swahili words – Filamu, meaning films and Juani, meaning, in the sun. Loosely translated it means Films in the Sun in Swahili. We believe that telling your own story is not only cathartic but also uplifting and a life skill worth having.

We have turned this passion into reality by having after school programs on the weekdays and weekends. During the school holidays we have more time for the students to learn and even take part in income generating projects. So far more than 100 students have gone through the program. Some of them have been able to secure employment by working for T.V. shows, documentaries and even adverts.

With the skills they get our students are able to educate themselves through high school and college. They earn enough money to pay their own tuition from the projects that they work on. Our classes always have more ladies than men as we feel women from vulnerable communities are more disadvantaged.

Through the use of multimedia, Filamujuani exists to provide opportunity for vulnerable youth to tell their stories and earn money so that they can educate themselves and create a better future for themselves and their families.
Our vision is to be the premiere multimedia training institute in Africa with students who are creating world class content.

Life Skills Training

Often good production requires more than a one man crew. Our students learn how to work with each other in teams. They learn how to communicate effectively and how to give and take feedback when their work is being critiqued. They also learn how to sell their ideas and how to engage with clients. There is much more than just having the skills and knowledge to tell good stories.
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Runinga TV

Runinga TV is a platform that the students we train showcase their work.  They do their own new stories and scripted shows and air them on Runinga TV.  We have people from the communities our youth are from advertising their business on the news that they can reach the viewers of this channel.  The youth we work with to engage with the community and to explore opportunities of working together.  Learn More →

Give to Filamujuani

We have worked with various organisations which have supported us by giving our students a regular client base that enables them to exercise their skills and also earn from their work.
Other organizations have donated equipment and paid for our training space so that the students can learn in a conducive environment.Learn More →

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