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Stahili’s challenges – our solutions

“In Hollywood, no one knows anything.” I sure felt like I was in Hollywood these past few weeks!

Nevertheless, GO BIG, OR GO HOME! (literally) So, we decided to go big.

I invite you to see for yourself what our hard work and sleepless nights were all about. Here’s a brief annotation to get you prepared for this quest:

Our video outlines main challenges Stahili Foundation is facing at the given moment and the solutions to these obstacles we came up with, taking into consideration the scale of the NGO’s work, their resources and priorities. The challenges themselves are pretty obvious and common among small NGOs, the reason behind them, however, is the tricky part. We shot our video in form of a story to help viewers see the problem from tip to the bottom of the iceberg.  And tried to incorporate the best ideas we came up with into a uniting strategy – each offered solution tackles all challenges one way or the other. (We also did our best in making it understandable and interesting with a pinch of wild effects =) ).
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Act 1, scene 1… Action!

Week 8, a week full of frustration, bad luck and stress. Why is that so?

The holiday started well, we had almost everything arranged, we knew how we wanted to film and we made a list of props that everyone had to collect during the recess. But during the autumn break the ambiance changed, people were not responding on questions about the prop list and we still couldn’t find a place to film on our first day: Sunday. At the end of the week still nothing had changed and we noticed that some didn’t put effort in the props. We agreed on letting the editors do the preparation on Sunday and we start filming on Monday. On Monday we found out that there was no preparation done. We had to find out how we could do everything. After 2,5 hours we finally could start to film, could. Turns out we lacked communication between script writers and editors, the script changed but the visualizations never got updated. Back to the start, Alisa and I (Esmée) went through the script again, the editors/filming crew started to try out the microphone and filming. They were searching for the best way to get audio and filming in the same time period. At 5 o’clock the lights had to be handed in so we stopped for the day and realized we are one day behind track and the filming will take a lot more time then we expected.

Tuesday, a small group of the editors worked on the filming, the set up went quicker and everything went fluent. 1/3 was filmed and Wednesday we continued, searched for an empty room and did the set up,again.

It was a hard week and we can feel the stress. There were some irritations among the group because of this but we managed to get our heads looking towards the same direction: the good end result of the video.

For all the other teams I can say: good luck and let’s rock that last week of our first module.

Cheers!

Esmée

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Act 1, scene 1… Action!

Week 8, a week full of frustration, bad luck and stress. Why is that so?

The holiday started well, we had almost everything arranged, we knew how we wanted to film and we made a list of props that everyone had to collect during the recess. But during the autumn break the ambiance changed, people were not responding on questions about the prop list and we still couldn’t find a place to film on our first day: Sunday. At the end of the week still nothing had changed and we noticed that some didn’t put effort in the props. We agreed on letting the editors do the preparation on Sunday and we start filming on Monday. On Monday we found out that there was no preparation done. We had to find out how we could do everything. After 2,5 hours we finally could start to film, could. Turns out we lacked communication between script writers and editors, the script changed but the visualizations never got updated. Back to the start, Alisa and I (Esmée) went through the script again, the editors/filming crew started to try out the microphone and filming. They were searching for the best way to get audio and filming in the same time period. At 5 o’clock the lights had to be handed in so we stopped for the day and realized we are one day behind track and the filming will take a lot more time then we expected.

Tuesday, a small group of the editors worked on the filming, the set up went quicker and everything went fluent. 1/3 was filmed and Wednesday we continued, searched for an empty room and did the set up,again.

It was a hard week and we can feel the stress. There were some irritations among the group because of this but we managed to get our heads looking towards the same direction: the good end result of the video.

For all the other teams I can say: good luck and let’s rock that last week of our first module.

Cheers!

Esmée

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S T O R Y B O A R D !

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S T O R Y B O A R D !

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Story board already?

Week 6 arrived for our team, on Monday we started fresh and ready for the last 3 weeks of this project. This week is cIMG_1360alled ‘put it all together’ and that is also what we worked on. Monday was a very good day for both of our teams working for the NGO. Our mixed teams idea is showing off now. We all had ideas for advices and putted those ideas on post its. We hanged them on the wall and talked about the advices. After we all agreed on every advice and got some feedback we started with the main task for this week, making a storyboard.

We did some research by watching a video about making a storyboard. For the first draft of the draft we used the post its. We putted them in order on a big blank page. Now we know how we will build the video. Afterwards we had to find inspiration on how we wanted our video to look like. Shall we make an animation, a real live video, a whiteboard presentation? We all agreed on one video method in the end which we were all very enthusiastic about, it will be filming from a top view, already wondering how that will turn out, watch our video in the end! We divided the post its and set the deadline for ways to put your part of the post its in top view on Wednesday.

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Wednesday we worked on the draft of the storyboard. We had some hard discussions but found our way through the process with both teams by talking a lot with each other. See the next post for the draft of the storyboard.

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Evening with Stahili

Last Wednesday, September the 30th, we had a great opportunity to visit “Back to school with Stahili” event in Hathor event. People met there to celebrate and support Stahili’s work in giving education to children in Kenya.
From InterHague team there were Anton and Alisa and also Abel from Watomages joined us as well. We met really energetic and enthusiastic person and leader of Stahili Foundation Michelle and other members of this organisation. We explored for ourselves the way of creating this foundation and it really inspired us for our further work.
We spent a lovely evening in a company of members and friends of organisation, heard many cute stories about Kenyan kids and donated some money.
At the end we spoke to Michelle about fundraising and volunteering, took some pics with the team and gave the hug to Michelle.
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Here are some lovely photos from this evening 😉
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Evening with Stahili

Last Wednesday, September the 30th, we had a great opportunity to visit “Back to school with Stahili” event in Hathor event. People met there to celebrate and support Stahili’s work in giving education to children in Kenya.
From InterHague team there were Anton and Alisa and also Abel from Watomages joined us as well. We met really energetic and enthusiastic person and leader of Stahili Foundation Michelle and other members of this organisation. We explored for ourselves the way of creating this foundation and it really inspired us for our further work.
We spent a lovely evening in a company of members and friends of organisation, heard many cute stories about Kenyan kids and donated some money.
At the end we spoke to Michelle about fundraising and volunteering, took some pics with the team and gave the hug to Michelle.
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Here are some lovely photos from this evening 😉
Thanks

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Are you on Facebook?

Does this question seem familiar to you? I’m quite sure. Today’s society is considerably influenced by technology – being connected and being permanently online seem to be mandatory. But for real, there are a lot of technical tools like social media and web apps which can contribute significantly to reaching your goals by using them in the right way.

Therefore we had an accurate look on how our client, the Stahili Foundation, currently use these tools and tried to conclude whether there are any potentials – especially regarding the prospective enlargement of the foundation. To have a good overview we visualized the current situation in a spidergram and add some advice on possible improvements for a more efficient use of technology (klick on the graphic for full size).

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Week 4, don’t be afraid of spiders!

Last Sunday our Client Services had a face-to-face conversation with Stahili Foundation co-founder Michelle Oliel – detailed review of the conversation will be posted in our blog later this week. She shared a lot of information on challenges the Organization is facing right now. One of our goals this week was to cautiously analyze these challenges and discuss within our group what we could do in order to help the Foundation.

This week started with a discussion about the main needs of Stahili Foundation. We spoke with our partner-team, the watotomages, and decided that it would be best if we do the research together. Together we made the decision that our group should split into two mixed teams and focus on researching two main needs of our NGO: Fundraising opportunities and involving volunteers into Stahili Foundation activities. Our tasks for this week were: make a spidergram; do the research on volunteering and fundraising (depends on in which team the person is) and make two questions per person about the research he/she is into. We put our deadline on Sunday 12 am.150df0bf7c23ab0f75aa2bf69dec817dc1439141c7dbf308619d9957a31ae68c

The biggest struggle was creating the spidergram. We watched a video about Spidergrams, which was created by our tutor and professional consultant Nancy. It took us a while to define the areas in the spidergram, afterwards we discussed to which extend do these areas matter to Stahili in terms of technology. We gathered again on Wednesday – this time with a beatiful visualisation of our spidergram made by our documentarian Manda. We went through every area once again.  I’m very glad that our team really got into the job and it is getting easier and easier to understand and complete every task, every week. We are looking forward to week 5 and it’s new challenges!

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