Why are you interested in FrontlineSMS? How did you hear about it? (To help us filter out spammers, we need as MUCH detail as possible, else we may not be able to approve your request. If you'd rather not share this information openly please email email@example.com before joining)
I'm the founder and chairman of Hillside Digital Trust. We are launching in the next few days proudly endorsed and supported by FIFA and Sony International through their biggest lasting legacy project; The Siyakhona Project. I want to make use of mobile technologies in the townships we operate in in a number of areas. Every six weeks our citizen video journalists will show their community a video magazine and news show highlighting an issue the community wants to deal with. We encourage solution finding and implementing in the community. Through our interviews we already know that HIV/AIDS among the youth, teenage pregnancy, drugs and alcohol, housing, orphans, the elderly, corruption, police abuse and desperate unemployment are the biggest issues that we'll tackle in the near future. Mobile sms is by far the most effective means of communicating with the Alexandra community.
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Daniel Lurie is the founder of Hillside Digital. He has worked in impoverished communities as a producer and director and has shot documentaries in impoverished communities in Indonesia and South Africa. He is also an accomplished screenwriter and has facilitated courses on writing novels and screenplays. He has worked extensively in production within advertising agencies. He holds a degree from the South African school of motion picture medium and live performance.