Developing Vision in South Africa

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Media Magic Digest is a bi-monthly e-newsletter produced by UNICEF’s International Children’s Day of Broadcasting and the Voices of Youth Media Magic project. The digest is for people interested in how young people create media around the world and aims to promote dialogue between broadcasters and young media enthusiasts.

This month’s Media Magic Digest learns more about a young photography organization as it makes giant leaps towards creating a program model that effectively integrates technical and creative skills with organic community development.

In Johannesburg, South Africa, a new social development program for youth is taking students to the streets, teaching them photography skills while also raising social consciousness. Just over one year old, the Umuzi Photo Club is run entirely by a volunteer staff of dedicated teachers and organizers.

Click here to read the full story, including a youth profile with participant Thapelo Matsumi.

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