Firstborn Creatives essentially worked as artists in residence and session facilitators on this project, in collaboration with Mapambano Saturday School and at-Bristol science and exhibition centre. Starting with a totally blank template of a website on the first day, we said to the young people, "We would like your help to produce this website. We're going to set you the challenge of filling in all this blank virtual space." And they did!
The young people did the research, journal writing, photography and drawings for the site, while their questions and enthusiasm was a constant source of inspiration.
We are a media & arts production company that work primarily with schools, community groups and commercial broadcasters to deliver a broad range of creative and challenging projects and productions on a wide variety of topics.
Firstborn Creatives was set up in 2000 by Rob Mitchell and Shawn Naphtali Sobers, and for this project we enlisted the help of lots of other people to assist us with the work.
First and foremost, thank you to all the Mapambano Academy young people who attended the sessions, and the Mapambano teaching and support staff for all their support - namely Kantaba, Abeje and Mudiwa. Also big thanks to Ras Khamau, Lwimbo Kunda (nice work with the newspaper), Israel Smith and Paul Conner (great work on the front page image), Richard Pringle (nice one for the animation!), Kofi Asomah, at-Bristol - (Philip Walker, Gavin Skinner - thanks for making everything tidy!, Catherine Aldridge, Ben Barker), Planet Science, David Bromfield, Edson Burton, Sankore Library, Kuumba Project, Toyin Solanke and last but not least Hugh Thomas from Bristol Education Action Zone (thanks for the extra support).
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