Meeting Girls that need support in Kenya


The Cameras4Change crew in Vancouver

David Murphy Kiwanuka, Becky Mear & Barb Briggs





I am gobsmacked, literally, by how change in attitude brings around real change.  I don’t know what happens, but sometimes I start seeing the shadows instead of the light, and I have to work really hard to see that light.  Yesterday I was given a quote that made true sense to me,


“Life is supposed to be fun. You said, “I’ll go forth and choose. I’ll look at the data, and I’ll say yes to this and yes to this and yes to this; and I’ll paint a picture of the things that I want, and I’ll vibrate about them because that’s what I’m giving my attention to. And the Universe will respond to my vibration. And then I’ll stand in a new place where a whole new batch of yeses are available, and I’ll say yes to this and yes to this and yes to this.” You did not say, “I’ll go forth and struggle into joy,” because from your Nonphysical Perspective you know it is vibrationally not possible. You cannot struggle to joy. Struggle and joy are not on the same channel. You joy your way to joy. You laugh your way to success. It is through your joy that good things come. “



Immediately I began to think of the many facets of this quote, and how they made sense in my life.  I have had to make huge sacrifices in the past 3 years to do the work that is important to me, both as an artist and a human being.  I have floundered because of it, I have been overjoyed beyond belief, and down in the gutter at other times.  Once recently I thought I would give it all up and “get a real job” (no really, I actually thought I would get security, whatever that is!).  I have had lectures on how I should really be focusing on my registered retirement savings fund, but instead I have been doggedly, determinedly, going forth down the only road I know is right for me.  That is to continue doing what is a joy and what makes a difference! So yes it has at some times been a struggle on the surface, but inside whenever I think of moving more towards the work that I love, there is not a moment of hesitation.  When I do that work and engage with others on it, it is a natural flow, it works, and so do I.  I have noticed too that the more I visualize that the yeses will be there, the more I get the yeses!


Recently, I got together with a fantastic group of people and together we held an amazing Strategic Planning meeting for Cameras4Change.  I knew I needed to bring together talented and experienced creative people to help bring C4C alive, and I know we are getting there!  I feel we are on a roll and even more things are going to be possible, the vibration is there, and so are all of the yeses!  




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 EXPAND by donating here!

We all do it on a daily basis, we continue to grow, learn, and continue in the life long process of transformation.  The other day I was speaking to Lori Lucas, a yoga teacher and ambassador for many different organizations/foundations, one of them being Shanti Uganda, who are doing phenomenal work in Uganda for Maternal Health Care.  As she so succinctly put it “We won the Lotto”.  No, she didn’t mean it literally, but figuratively, as in, we are living here in the Western World, in one of the most sought after cities to live in in North America.  Even if we were living anywhere on this continent, we have still won the lotto in comparison to most of the rest of the world.


Sometimes people wonder why I would make the choice to fundraise and work for others in places like Africa and Haiti.  The answer to that is in the lotto! If you live here, you have access to pretty much anything you need in order to “make” it.  The tools are here, you just have to use them.  I am trying to help in areas where they do not have the tools, no, not even the most basic needs like water and sanitation.  Food may be scarce, as well as the possibility to become educated.  In many areas, if you are a girl, it becomes even more tangibly difficult.  Top that with governments that may be stressed to implement any infrastructure, or perhaps are laced with more corruption than we are used to.  These are the people that I want to assist, and I want you to help me.  So expand your mind, expand your heart, see the possibility to do something bigger than yourself.  This month of July, a month when many of you may be planning a holiday, what bathing suit to buy, what multitude of clothes to purchace from the many sales, please consider that $25 towards a girls education in Kenya will EXPAND her life, and many around her.  I am trying to raise $500 by the end of July for 1 year of room, board and tuition for a girl in Kenya.  EXPAND by donating here , we can issue tax reciepts for American Donars as our partner Project X Impact is a registered Charity in the U.S.


These photos show the world what it is like at Ilbissil Secondary School for Girls, a place that offers spaces to girls that need protection from FGM and Child Marriage.  They offer room and board, protection and education.  $500 covers basic tuition and a world of difference.


Cameras 4 Change’s David Kiwanuka partners on a project in Uganda!!!


youth in Kampala show thier enthusiasm for working wtih video cameras

This is the first post from David, our videographer, as he shares his first hand experiences freshly returned from Uganda!
Cameras 4 Change is so excited to share his story!

I know its been quite a while and I had promised to keep you updated as the cameras where heading down to Uganda. For sure it was a great experience and I was moved by the power of these images from the jungles as you will see for yourself. 
I was working with an organization called Sawa World which believes that within each particular community with challenges, there are extra ordinary people that have actually found solutions to these challenges, and are helpful to their community in that way. So Sawa World enables youth within the same community to document and share these solutions with other communities both locally and internationally. Citizen Journalism is something that we support at Cameras 4 Change.  Believe it or not, sharing of this knowledge on a grass-root  level has been such a magnificent component to replication of these solutions in other communities.

As the film specialist, who was supposed to pass on my skills to the selected youth, on how to make documentaries and use the power of the lens to tell the stories, I was so moved with how passionate they were, eager for knowledge and hungry for experience. These boys and girls were so smart and so dedicated to the 5 week program which was so intense. We identified 3 extra-ordinary leaders from different communities that we managed to make documentaries about, and by the end of the program, although exhausted, the knowledge at our disposal was enormous. The places we had been to had broken down and mended us, the stories we found touched our hearts and I could see what nature and humanity is all about. These were youth from communities that had challenges, but on visiting other more challenged communities, they were touched, concerned and hoped for a change in these communities. I could go on & on about these experiences but I believe a picture has more words than I can write. See for your self and more will be on the way direct from the now trained youth. 

a Beautiful Panoramic shot of Kampala


David Kiwanuka (3rd from left) with his team in Kampala