A glimpse of Africa: a dream turning into an enterprise // BookcityMilano

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AMREF ITALIA and FONDAZIONE AURORA

on the occasion of BOOKCITY MILANO 2019

promote the meeting

A GLIMPSE OF AFRICA: A DREAM TURNING INTO AN ENTERPRISE

November 16, 2019 – h18:00 – Casa Emergency

In the heart of Nairobi, Amref Italia created the Dagoretti Center in 2001 to support children who live abandoned in the dumps of the slum. The recovery of street children in the Dagoretti center has always occurred through arts, Pinocchio Nero’s theater and the percussions of the Juakali Drummers. In this context, a participatory video school was also created. Since then, it has already taught dozens of former street children how to narrate their world through a camera.

Jackson Ogonda is Dagoretti Centre Director. Thanks to a project funded by Amref Italia and Fondazione Aurora, with the contribution of Amref Kenya, Jackson is preparing to direct the social enterprise “Dagoretti Film Center” which will provide video-making services to offer a new opportunity for children and teenagers.

He talk with Tommy Kuti, an Afro-Italian rapper and writer who has collaborated with Paola Zukar, Fabri Fibra and the label Universal. Tommy will offer a cross section of his life between Nigeria, Italy and England and he will also delve into themes such as multiculturalism and the representation of other.

Through this event, Amref Italia and Fondazione Aurora want to open up to those who own the right to narrate their experiences and who can offer a glimpse from a different perspective.

Speakers:

Alessandra Coppola, journalist at Corriere della Sera

Jackson Ogonda, director of the Dagoretti Film Center

Peter Waiganjo, Amref Kenya Venture Development Manager

Tommy Kuti, rapper and writer

November 16, 2019

At 18:00

Casa Emergency

via Santa Croce 19, 20122 Milan