As part of our KTF activities with development charity CARE International, Birmingham City University has been asked to assist with a series of audio slideshows promoting a visit to Rwanda by “007” film composer David Arnold.
Arnold has been responsible for the sound tracks to the last five “James Bond” movies as well as music for the “Little Britain” television series, amongst other notable work. As a CARE ambassador, David was keen to travel to Rwanda to see CARE’s educational work firsthand. Some of the projects he managed to visit included a training centre for marginalised adults, a literacy centre and an Early Childhood Development Centre for children less than 6 years of age.
The slideshows will feature narration from CARE’s Communications Officer Deborah Underdown who accompanied David, and discusses their experiences along with further information relating to CARE’s work in Rwanda.
Deborah also managed to capture some live audio recordings (on a rather nifty Edirol R09 HR) from various educational training projects which use music and drama to share health messages. Photojournalist Peter Caton took a series of stunning images from David’s tour which will provide the visual backdrop to the slideshows.
Another aspect of CARE’s work, which especially appeals to BCU’s radio fraternity, is their distribution of windup radios provided by the Freeplay Foundation.
As Deborah comments in one of the slideshows:
“A girl with a windup radio, Anita, brought it out and she was so proud of it. She said, “It means we’re not as isolated. We can hear other people and in the evenings they have drama and music and we can dance in our living room together”. Which was brilliant. Something that we might take for granted, like a radio, means so much to somebody… I thought that was great.”