This is a personal funding page to help contribute to the photographic and filmic production costs involved in the book "Dreamers and Doers" and a film about the importance of supporting education for adolescent girls in developing countries.
Sale of the book goes directly to funding for study material to Tanzanian children and any surplus received on top of the production costs within the $15.000 goal on this page goes directly to Ladies Trekking and Impatiens Kilimanjari Foundation.
It's a beautiful initiative by Ladies Trekking and I'm honoured to have been asked to be part of it and as a collective with other women help spread the word about the right for education for girls, as well as inspire others to climb mountains – whether for real or metaphorically.
So please help me help them.
WHY IS EDUCATION FOR ADOLESCENT GIRLS IMPORTANT?
Check out this informative clip from THE GIRL EFFECT
THE CHARITY'S MISSION
The aim is through the book “Dreamers and Doers” to reduce global poverty and gender inequality by supporting and promoting girls’ education in Tanzania. Each ambassador of the book, of which I am one, will furthermore help to spread the message, in my case by making a promotional film with insight into some of these girls lives, which will be produced in conjunction with the climb.
Education leads to better opportunities for a decent livelihood and economic independence. It enhances personal confidence and well-being. The more educated we are the less charity we need in our lives.
In Tanzania 400.000 children lack the opportunity to get proper school education. 70% of those are girls and more than 4000 schools have a shortage of study material.
THE BOOK "DREAMERS AND DOERS"
The book “Dreamers and Doers” will be a photographic book featuring a collection of inspirational stories and life changing moments of women who have been to Kilimanjaro. It is to be published in June 2013. The sale of the book supports Tanzanian children with study material.
Each buyer of “Dreamers and Doers” has the opportunity to track the outcome of their good deed. Relevant information will be published in the book and can also be found on the ladiestrekking website.
Check out the mock-up of the book here:
SUPPORTING TANZANIAN GIRLS WITH STUDY MATERIAL AND SCHOOL FEES
The journey of the textbooks to the schoolchildren is organised and implemented by the charitable foundation Impatiens Kilimanjari. Their members are international professional women who have teaching experience in Tanzania and are well aware of the country’s educational challenges. The aim is to pin point the recipients who need our support most and to provide them with the textbooks that are compatible with the curriculum taught in Tanzanian schools.
Furthermore 10 girls will be supported financially through their entire school education.
In order to make sure the idea and message of the book reaches the readers, ten women of different nationalities have been invited to be ambassadors of the book and trek to Kilimanjaro in February 2013 and take the message “Everyone is entitled to education” to the summit. This trek will become an important part of the book.
As well as being an ambassador and writing my own personal story for the book, I will be photographing the trek in February 2013 to be published in the book, as well as making a promotional film featuring some of the teenage masai girls whose education the charity supports, to help spread the word about why it is globally important to focus on education for girls.
Read about the girls here:
In order to make this trek, book and film a reality I’m applying for funding for the photographic and filmic production costs involved in this project. Any surplus that I receive within the $15.000 goal on this page goes directly to Ladies Trekking.
A BIT ABOUT ME
I’m a Danish film director and photographer based in London. I have an honours degree in Graphic Design from Central St. Martin’s School of Art in London. Before moving onto directing I creatively assisted commercials director Chris Palmer at Gorgeous in London and have been part of creating and shooting numerous award-winning commercials across the world. In 2010 I debuted with the experimental film album 'Black Summer by The Pony Tales' which premiered at Cph:Dox festival in Copenhagen with a sold out live show. I tend to have a strong visual approach to my work as well as a fascination of human lives and stories. I’m represented by Academy Films in London.
Nadia Marquard Otzen