A local organization is trying to connect students from Erie region to Rwanda using film

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The organization Better Everyday is making efforts to bridge the gap between Erie and Rwanda using documentary and film.

We’re going to have a film fest between the United States and Africa and the idea is that these young people on both sides get to explore self identity, self worth, self love,” said Kim Moses. CEO of Better Everyday, Kim Moses will be traveling to Rwanda at the end of June to kick off the project, 

Before all of that can happen, Moses is trying to raise money for travel expenses and equipment, so she hosted a benefit concert in Erie to raise money. “The big theme of all of this is ‘gocal,’ how do we as people do work on a local level, but yet keep our mindsets global,” said Moses. 

Moses will be will be partnering with the non-profit organization Hope Made Real in order for her to get to Rwanda and help kids out with the multimedia and documentary projects. 

“So we will be working in Urukundo, we’re going to be taking over technology, we’ll be teaching a curriculum,” said Natasha Brittain.Brittain is a representative from hope made real. She will be joining Moses on the trip to Rwanda and help teach the children. “It will kind of be a digital pin pal exchange between Moses’ students and the students over there that will continue after we leave,” said Brittain.

The organizations will be leaving all of the equipment that they bring over in Rwanda for the students there to use on a daily basis. 

If you’re interested in learning more about this group, you can go to the Hope Made Real website.

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