February 6, 2012

NEWS / PROJECTS: Underserved youth showcase their movie making prowess through 'Adobe Youth Voices'

Adobe Youth Voices (AYV), the signature philanthropic initiative by the Adobe Foundation celebrated the completion of six successful years of the program in India by screening over 22 short films made by children from the underserved community. Touching across a range of social topics like gender discrimination, education and corruption the short films highlighted issues that that are core to the hearts of these children.

Further, the foundation also announced the first ever Adobe Youth Voices Aspire Awards, a global online media festival honoring young people who creatively communicate their vision for change in their communities and their lives. Students aged 13-18 are invited to compete across eight sub-categories – animation, documentary, music video, narrative video, poetry-experimental video, audio, graphic design and photography and can submit their entries through an educator or mentor by April 20, 2012.

AYV is a partnership between the Adobe Foundation and the American India Foundation (AIF) and empowers youth to comment on their world using multimedia and digital tools to communicate and share their ideas, demonstrate their potential, and take action in their communities. The AYV global network includes more than 750 sites, grantees, and organizations, across 50 countries engaging over 150,000 youth and 8,200 educators in schools and out of school programs. In India, the program is currently operating in 70 sites reaching out to more than 3500 children and 84 educators across the country. The Adobe Foundation also announced scholarships worth Rs.125,000 for meritorious AYV students.

full article - Adobe Youth Voices website

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