Ever wonder what goes into the making of our September Campaign videos and stories? Besides unhealthy amounts of caffeine and all-nighters at the office, we have a little fun, too. And plenty of adventure.
Watch the video and scroll down for a rare peek behind the scenes at the making of this year’s September Campaign.
The kids of Gitambi go crazy when Vik demonstrates her jump-roping skills. Jamie is surrounded by new friends in Remera-Mbogo, and Paul and Jon set up our so-called “Jerry cam” in Kigasa.
With a tripod in place of a telescope, Vik surveys the Land of a Thousand Hills. Melissa reluctantly gets up close and personal with Bagina’s cow in Kiviri.
Scott tries out the latest youth fashion in Kigasa–a forehead sticker. In Kiviri, Jon and Jamie try recruiting new videographers, but the equipment is nearly as big as they are.
Melissa hitches a ride with a staffer from Water for People in Kiviri. On the way to a celebration in Kisaro, our truck starts spewing blue smoke. Once at the ceremony, Scott surveys the gathered crowd from on top of a water tank.
Lack of sleep catches up to Paul and Jamie, goofing off in the Nairobi airport. No wonder they didn’t sleep–equipment nearly covers the beds in Paul’s and Jon’s hotel room in Kigali.
Playing with kids is always one of the highlights of visiting new countries, and they can never get enough of Scott. Even Natalie’s hair is a source of fascination.
Jon, Paul, and Scott all aim their lenses at a woman they passed on the road, while Matt holds a reflector. Paul gets down on the kids’ level.
What would a set of travel photos be without a picture of food? This lunch is sweet potatoes, cooked green bananas, “Irish” potatoes, veggies, eggplant in nut sauce, and beans. And, of course, orange Fanta.
Want to know more about the people we met and the projects we’re working on in Rwanda? Watch the videos and check out the stories on our September Campaign site. Then join us.