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Kids love! - South Africa

DUB, a character from  the SABC TUBE programme, at the KidsLove! launch - Bulbulia/CBFA/2004
DUB, a character from the SABC TUBE programme,
at the KidsLove! launch - Bulbulia/CBFA/2004

Contact details

CBFA Secretariat
c/o 72 Keurboom Street, Atholl, 2196
Tel : 011 884 0366
Fax : 011 883 5665
Mobile : 083 325 1857
Email: Firdoze Bulbulia

Location

South Africa

Background

"Kids Love" was launched by the CBFA as part of their event "Celebrating 10 Years of Quality Children's Media" at the WIKID Exhibition on 17-19 September 17-19, 2004.
The main output of the project will be a series of nine 5-minute TV programmes around the following topics:
"Images of war and strife, HIV-AIDS, children in armed conflict, with guns, dying, crying – diseased, abused, alone… always suffering, always pain - when will this end, when will we heal these tender souls?" - in an effort to quell these images of bare-bottomed, running nose, screaming children, SABC 2 and CBFA will run a series of short stories about love… written produced by children aged between 11-13 years."

Aims of the project

To see through the eyes of children images of love, creating a metaphor of hope and the possibility to live in peace. Also:

  • to offer media literacy as a option to children
  • to facilitate the production capacity of child producers by offering skills in television production
  • to encourage research and writing that leads to scripting for television programmes made for and by children

Methodology

  • Hands-on training using professional equipment - Lights, Camera, Sound
  • Viewing and critique of programmes to encourage media understanding and future viewing with a critical eye
  • Research and Scriptwriting

Workshop Materials:

  • Videos about children and their loved ones- Prix Jeunesse Programmes, Kids for Kids Festival Programmes, SABC Children’s Programmes etc.
  • Flipcharts, TV Monitor, VCR
  • TV equipment- Camera Package, Sound package, Editing Studio

Target audience & Involvement of children

The participants will be part of 200 children invited by the CBFA in partnership with SABC 2 for the WIKID Workshops facilitated by CBFA. A group of 40 children will be selected to write love stories. SABC 2 and CBFA will select the best stories for production for 2005.

Special Features

The workshop will offer the SABC 2 an opportunity to inter-act with children who are on the periphery of South African society – but who are full of energy, enthusiasm and love. The inter-action amongst these 200 children will offer a rare occasion for children of all races, creeds and social positions to mix and learn from each other. This event will encourage dialogue and research that will enhance the project’s scope. The children are the catalyst for this exciting series and their participation will be the key to the success of the project.

More pictures from the launch of the project

KidsLove! launch in South Africa - Bulbulia/CBFA/2004

KidsLove! launch in South Africa - Bulbulia/CBFA/2004

KidsLove! launch in South Africa - Bulbulia/CBFA/2004


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