01.10.15 by Jeff

Zinester: Giving Marginalized People a Voice Through DIY Magazines


Zinester, a not-for-profit, is on a mission to give marginalized people a voice by teaching them how to make DIY magazines, and using what they create for social change. The group’s 6-week workshop in Nairobi, Kenya effectively taught the kids involved in the program how to express themselves visually, through writing and photography.

You can follow the project on their website, and on Instagram. Have a look at some spreads from their zines as well as a video below!

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29.12.14 by Jeff

Relaxing Video of the Day: 27-Second Barrel in Africa Wins Surfline’s GoPro of the World Contest


This video is from a couple months back but nice to watch after a hectic Monday. Earlier this year Koa Smith submitted this footage from an epic wave he caught in Skeleton Bay, Namibia. The clip landed him the $20,000 top prize in Surfline’s GoPro of the World contest. When I watch it I can’t help but think about the amazing planet we live on. Watch the video below (slow-mo first and then the original clip).

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28.11.12 by Jeff

Kelvin Doe / 15 year old self-taught engineering prodigy from Sierra Leone, Africa

Kelvin Doe / 15-year old self-taught engineering prodigy from Sierra Leone
Pure inspiration here. Kelvin Doe is a self-taught engineering prodigy from Sierra Leone, Africa. He builds everything from generators to radio transmitters from things he finds in the garbage! At 15, he’s the youngest person ever to be invited to MIT’s Visiting Practitioner’s Program for international development. Watch the profile on this gifted creator below!

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