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Southwest Airlines LuvSeat

Posted on Jul 16, 2014 in International, Kenya, News, Our Films - International, Our Projects, Our Work, Recent Work :, Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines announces the launch of LUV Seat: Repurpose with Purpose, a global sustainability initiative to up-cycle 43 acres of used leather seat coverings into new products that will benefit communities by providing access to employment, skills training and livelihoods. ...

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‘We, The Change’ Foundation

Posted on Apr 27, 2012 in International, Kenya, Our Films - International, Our Projects, Our Work, Recent Work :

We travelled to the Mathare slum in Nairobi to film an incredible organization founded by Soiya Gecaga, and run by Edra Mbatha. Their aim is to bring a new standard of education and make this a new model for education in eastern...

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‘OASIS’ Trailer !

Posted on Apr 20, 2012 in GoodMakersFilms, Kenya, News, Our Films - International, Our Work, Recent Work :

GoodMakers is proud to present the trailer to our newest documentary, ‘OASIS’. This was a culmination of a lot of work from a lot of people, a huge thank you to everyone who helped us tirelesslly, all of our sponsors, production partners and to everyone who gave donations, a huge Thank-You ! We look forward to completing the full documentary as soon as possible. We are seeking completion funds for a new server, and hard drive...

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Rift Valley Children’s Village

Posted on Nov 14, 2011 in 2011 International Projects, GM Street Team, International, Kenya, News, Newsletter, Our Work, Uncategorized

Challenge Rift Valley Children’s Village is home to 70 orphaned children from newborn to 17.  Finding creative activities for children in a wide age range is tricky under any circumstances, particularly when we only had one day to bring all of the children together for fun. Solution The GoodMakers Street Team hosted a ‘Rec Day’ which was designed to entertain and engage all of the children and culminate in an end of day showcase.  The older kids really loved the DJ Boot Camp, and all of the children, including the volunteers and ‘house mama’s,’ enjoyed the dance workshop, which included a choreographed routine to the Kenyan pop song, ‘ African Child.’  A soccer tournament was also held, which many of the younger children enjoyed immensely. Impact GoodMakers filmed the entire Rec Day experience, including filming ‘a day in the...

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“We The Change” Foundation

Posted on Nov 12, 2011 in 2011 International Projects, International, Kenya, News, Newsletter, Our Projects, Our Work, Uncategorized

GoodMakers filmed a short documentary for “We The Change” Foundation, a primary school located in a tiny room in the heart of the Mathare slum in Nairobi. Here is one version: “We the Change” Foundation aims to inspire and to empower individuals to be the change that they wish to see in the world. Visionary founder Soiya Gecaga envisions a world where millions of lives are transformed as a result of people working together as one united global community. In many ways, Mathare is typical of a slum environment with tin roofs, people crammed up next to each other, kids roaming unattended and a sewer running openly down the middle of the road filled with human excrement. On the other hand, there is so much life going on… Vendors selling chapati, fruits and vegetable stands, a mix of make-shift...

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Alive & Kicking

Posted on Nov 10, 2011 in 2011 International Projects, GM Street Team, International, Kenya, News, Newsletter, Our Work

Challenge Alive & Kicking is located in Nairobi and makes Africa’s only hand-sewn soccer balls using an all-local staff and sourcing materials from local suppliers. Alive & Kicking has faced fierce competition in recent years, from large scale manufacturers, such as Nike and Adidas, who are able to offer soccer balls at a lesser price due to mass production using cheap labor in places such as China and Vietnam. Alive & Kicking is an amazing company that needed to increase their brand presence. The global customers would need to see the benefit of purchasing hand-crafted soccer balls from a company that employs a staff of 50 Africans and provides wages that enable them to pay for school fees and support their families. Solution GoodMakers shot a short documentary at Alive & Kicking, focusing on the craftsmanship that goes into...

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