Friday, May 23, 2008

First HOT SUN FOUNDATION Newsletter!

The first Hot Sun Foundation newsletter is now out! You can download it from download from

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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Call and Response wins international youth leadership award!

Hot Sun Foundation is pleased to announce that co-founder Nathan Collett has been awarded the Institute of International Education's (IIE) 2008 New Leaders Group Award for Mutual Understanding.

Nathan received the New Leaders Award for the Hot Sun Foundation project CALL AND RESPONSE, the ongoing video exchange between youth of the urban slums of Nairobi and youth in the USA. CALL AND RESPONSE was described by IIE as a project that "strongly supports the mission and goals of the New Leaders Group and holds much promise for the future of US-Kenya relations”.

IIE further noted, "With dedication and leadership like yours, IIE is able to continue "Opening Minds to the World" through international exchange - more important today than ever before. The intent of the New Leaders Group Award is to recognize some of the best and the brightest young professionals and to encourage them to contribute and further promote their innovative ideas, valuable knowledge and dedication to the cause of mutual understanding."

IIE is a global leader in the exchange of people and ideas. An independent not-for-profit organization founded in 1919, IIE is among the world’s largest and most experienced international education and training organizations, (

Congratulations to Nathan, Goddy Ojiambo, coordinator, and the youth in Kibera, who are participating in CALL AND RESPONSE.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Thanks to all who worked on the HIP HOP FILM FESTIVAL

Nathan Collett, founder Hot Sun Films and co-founder Hot Sun Foundation, thanks everyone who made the second annual Kibera HIP HOP FILM FESTIVAL a success. Special thanks to the Kibera youth organizers, the film kiosk owners and to the Cultural Affairs Section of the US Embassy.

Congratulations to Kibera HIP HOP FILM FESTIVAL

Hot Sun Foundation is pleased to be a sponsor of the second annual Kibera HIP HOP FILM FESTIVAL, which offers Kibera youth an opportunity to view and talk about good films from around the world. Based on our goal of social transformation through art and media, youth in Kibera are learning to analyze what films mean to their lives and learn more about the world.