Creation of Youth Video Diaries:
IYF, in partnership with youth-led CJ Media House, piloted this activity in the VETA and TECC centers in Dar es Salaam. 10 youth received training on video camera operation and storytelling in order to go out into their communities and create video diaries documenting their life and experience as Tanzanian youth and Via program participants. While IYF provided a set of guiding questions to ensure the diaries reflected topics related to economic opportunities, risk factors, protective mechanisms, and program experiences, participants were encouraged to be creative and express their individuality in capturing their experiences. The production firm worked hand-in-hand with youth, sharing technical and creative guidance and collaborating on final edits to make sure the end result showcased each participant’s vision.