The “Water World” Film Festival was held in Hoa Binh and Bac Kan provinces in December 2012 as part of ChildFund’s Connect Project. 18 short movies were selected from the 5 participating countries; Australia, East Timor, Laos, Sri Lanka and Vietnam. 4 of the 18...
Published: 15th August, 2012 Newcastle Herald
Authors: Rebecah Whight, Mikayla Cashion
POINT Clare Public School students hosted teachers from Vietnam and East Timor at an iconic Aussie barbecue as part of a new initiative for students to connect with teaching practices and students in developing countries.
ChildFund Connect is a global education program that uses multimedia technology to help Australian children connect and learn with their peers in developing countries.
Point Clare Public is one of six schools taking part in the program.
The program taps into a growing trend of cross-country education...
This week Raul, Kelly and I visited Memo school in Bobonaro district, where I have been working with Year Six students to develop their communication skills as part of ChildFund Connect.
When we arrived, the students raced across the playground to give us a warm welcome. They're always happy to see me because they know they will get to do some filming.
This day we focused on finishing their storyboards for their films, making sure they had a beginning, middle and end. They had some great film ideas, including an instructional video on how to make a Piao - a traditionally...
This week I received a letter from class teacher Martha Olivia from a school in Timor-Leste. She asked me to translate her letter into English and share it with her fellow teachers in Australia.
At the moment, her class are making short films to share with their partner classroom in Australia. I hope you enjoy reading her letter:
I hope all of you are in good condition. My name is Martha Olivia, I am living in Bobonaro district. I am a primary school teacher at EEP Memo, a school near the border with Indonesia. ...
First published: ABC OPEN
By Anita Morris, Teacher at Warruwi School.
Warruwi kids were very excited about the Our Day film project with ChildFund Connect, where we got to work with cameras to film bits of our daily lives. But what was really special was what we learned about the other kids and the connections we made.
Our Students from Warruwi School, here on South Goulburn Island, are among 300 children from across the Asia-Pacific who have taken part in Our Day,...
First published 24 November, 2011 here
Translated from Vietnamese
"Children film project and events on our children - Our Day is deployed from September 5-2011. Through these films have become a bridge to help children in the highlands of Vietnam and in Australia, Laos and East Timor to exchange, learn and understand each other's lives. When participating in the project, the children at the local skills training video, storytelling...
Article first published in Australian Teachers Magazine
STUDENTS at a Queensland school have gone behind the video camera to document their lives for an international children’s project.
Brisbane’s Mayfield State School secured a $20,000 Artists in Residence (AIR) grant to take part in the Our Day collaboration across four countries.
It used the money to buy 20 Kodak Playsport video cameras and opened up the three month film project to students from Prep to Year 7 and their families....