Saturday, March 24, 2012

Job opportunities

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

Here are two examples to illustrate how this Summer Trip Program to São Tomé and Principe can positively affect your professional life:

1 - Last summer, John Prothro was part of the crew that went to São Tomé. No doubt that this first trip to Africa has changed somewhat his life: Peace Corps have recently contracted John and, in June, he will leave the US for work to Burkina Faso. Congratulations John!
2 - Nara Lee, a GFA Mica student had the same opportunity; In June 2010, Nara went to Guinea-Bissau with faculty Alain Corbel for an illustrated book project called Vozes de Nos. Following this African experience, Nara had been invited by a South Korean organization to work for a month in Mongolia.
There is no doubt that this trip to São Tomé will give you some unexpected jobs.
 Do not miss this Great Opportunity! 
Welcome on board!
John during lunch break, Agostinho Neto plantation, São Tomé.

Nara Lee with Aruna Embalo, Quelele, Guinea Bissau.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Performance for Four

Inspired by the abundance of natural materials and the dance performances we’ve seen on the island, three friends and I collaborated on a performance production. We wrote a narrative, fabricated the costumes from locally found free materials, choreographed and performanced 20-minutes of dance” 
Cindy Jian, Mica student. São Tomé and Príncipe, 2011

Click here to watch the Video (17 minutes).

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Community radios in Sao Tome and Principe

On Vimeo, there is an interesting video report (with a lot of views/interviews in English) about two community radios in Sao Tome and Principe located in two of the country’s most deprived and isolated regions, Neves and Angolares.
The main purpose of the radio stations is to empower, inform and give a voice to local communities, and enhance their participation in democratic processes. 
Mica students in Angolares. Summer 2011
(Lilly, Peter, June, Sarah and David)

This video was produced by Help Images. A NGO dedicated in Media for Development.