Guest Contributor | Jul 3, 2019 | 0
Local vlogger to participate in Faces2Hearts campaign
Namibia was selected as one of the countries to be visited where the vloggers will be discovering and reporting on EU funded Projects as perceived through their eyes in the Faces2Hearts campaign.
The campaign supported by the European Union aims to give visibility to EU actions as well as to foster cultural exchanges and human connections across the world.
During the campaign that will cover 10 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America, 20 vloggers will have the opportunity to tell their 1001 stories.
With emphasis on video, 2 vloggers, Konrad Sniady from Poland and Sibongile Tshabalala from Namibia will travel throughout the country, covering a wide range of sectors such as climate action, gender equality, Early Childhood Development education, agriculture, renewable energies and wildlife conservation amongst others.
After having taken part at the European Development Days followed by a training session in Brussels early this month, the Faces2Hearts vloggers are ready to hit the road.
Between 4 to 24 July, Sibongile and Konrad, will travel through several regions and remote areas in Kavango East, Zambezi, Kunene and Otjozondupa to discover and report on how the European Union is changing people’s lives for the better in the country.
They will reveal compelling stories that show real life experiences, giving a voice to those less often heard.
On 26 July, once the vloggers are back in Windhoek, a press conference will be held at the EU Delegation, to showcase their footage and learn more about their experiences.
The vloggers will travel in pairs for one month, one country at a time. The first trip kicks-off in July 2019 and the last one will take place in April 2020. For 10 months, the Faces2Hearts vloggers will be travelling to Argentina, Bhutan, Cape Verde, Jamaica, Myanmar, Namibia, Pakistan, Paraguay, Sierra Leone and The Gambia. Inspired by transformative EU actions, they will foster cultural exchanges and human connections with local communities.
The vloggers’ profile is available on the Faces2Hearts website together with their application video.
In 2018, the first edition of Faces2hearts welcomed over 500 young bloggers to the application process from which we sent four selected winners on a 5-month journey to 29 countries across the world. On social media alone, this first campaign reached more than 30 million people and stimulated around 5 million engagements. For more information visit the website and re-live the journeys of the first edition winning vloggers here.