Media for Mentors is an international youth exchange programme coordinated by Prayasam with its partner organization Slum Dwellers International Kenya in Nairobi, Kenya supported by Norec, a government part under the Norwegian Ministry of External Affairs.
The exchange acts as a platform to engage and empower youth to become Community Changemakers, using digital and creative media as advocacy tools for community development through bottom up approach. The exchange facilitates creative solutions and best practice through digital and creative media among the exchange participants. This year the exchange will focus on thematic areas – Youth & Health, Youth & Gender, Youth & Social Issues, Youth & Climate.
Every year the youth from India travel Kenya where they train the Kenyan youth from various informal settlement in different aspects of filmmaking for a period of 4 months. The exchange has been ongoing for 4 years now.
Explore below the how the exchange happens in India and Kenya