Videos by the students the Aileen Getty  School of Citizen Journalism, part of the YaLa Academy

My Experience and Advice as a Young Journalist

Denis Duke — By Denis from Uganda

Deaf Awareness Week in Uganda 2017

Denis Duke — By Denis from Uganda


Lack of Electricity and the Impact on Business and Education

Picture1 — By Ejiro from Nigeria

This project was completed as part of a special course on electricity in Africa, in collaboration with the Enel Foundation. 


What it Takes to Study Abroad

sylvie — By Watikum Sylvie from Cameroon

Travel Slideshow

Sophie — By Sophie from Madagascar

See Switzerland

— By Daniel from Eritrea


Electricity Issues In Burundi

ryan-id — By El Ryan from Burundi

This story was completed as part of a special course on electricity in Africa in collaboration with the Enel Foundation.

The Copperbelt Strike

Ubwiza — By Ubwiza from Zambia

Interview with Benita

Chinemerem –By Chinemerem from Nigeria

The Fowl Life

yuh (1) — By Yuh from Cameroon


Emergency Medical Services in Nigeria

Eddy — By Ogbemudai Eddy


Cancer Problems and Interventions in Uganda

Sam — By Sam Jumbwike

The Uganda Electricity Dilemma

Denis Duke — By Denis from Uganda


Compassion as a Journalist

Ifeoluwa — By Ifeoluwa from Nigeria


This is not an Earthquake

mcdonaldid  — By Macdonald from Malawi


The Most Misunderstood Group in my Community

lealimo  — By Lealimo from Lesotho



james ekene— By James from Nigeria

Abiamo is Yoruba equivalent for motherhood, depicting trials and tribulations mothers especially career women go through in order to raise their children and keep their families, this experience invokes nothing but a warm and fuzzy feeling throughout the shooting. I spent the day literally running around with my Nikon D90 Camera taking every sharable moments of a friend, who fits perfectly my vision of abiamo.

Nigerian Market

— By Tiamiyu from Nigeria

What can I say? I love markets! The first market in this video is located in Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria. I was there because I was told to visit my mum’s cousins who live in a very remote village, to celebrate Christmas and New Year. The residents of this village in Egbejoda are mostly farmers and local traders. I accepted to visit because It will be my time of sober reflection. I stayed. During this time that I was cut off from network and electricity. I felt stuffy and couldn’t bear it anymore. I began to wonder how can youths like myself be engaged in farming in rural areas like this, where they seem not to be any of what we want. This is why farming will continually be seen as a local job or an uneducated persons job. I finally ran away, and back to the city.

The 2nd market is a market in Kaduna State, Northern Nigeria. I grew up in this market called “Kasu wan bechi”. It is known as a terminal point of sale, of foreign used goods like clothes, bags, shoes, bedspread, belts and others you can ever imagine. Every day after school, I was going to my mum shop, playing around with other kids from a total different background. During crisis we live in fear. We don’t go to shop and avoid certain areas because of ethnic or religion issues. Growing up in this market that depicts an identity that is different from where I come from, made me to understand the importance of tolerance, love, mutual understanding and unity. I hope you get the point 🙂

Kinyinya Hill

azur— By Assumpta from Rwanda

Kigali is the capital city of Rwanda. Kigali is Rwanda’s biggest city with a population of 1,135 428 , it’s also the commercial capital of the country. It was founded by the Germans in 1907 but only became Rwanda’s capital when the country became independent (from Belgium) in 1962. Kigali was at the center of the horrendous genocide that took place in 1994 which took the lives of more than 1000,000 people and displaced many more in the space of just 100 days. After the genocide, Kigali has slowly rebuilt, now is among the most beautiful cities in Africa.
Here is a my favorite place in Kigali, is in Gasabo District, Kinyinya sector of course in Kigali City. I like that place because it shows how Rwanda is trying to change and continues to rebuilt itself. When you look at that place Kinyinya, you see how beautiful and peaceful it is, you can even wish you had the  whome day to look at this beautiful hill.
When you visit that place, you can see that work is going on, and you can’t imagine how all those houses and apartments will be when finished. I really like this hill of Kinyinya and everyone wish to live in one of those beautiful house.

The Lake Village

epiphane  — By Epiphane from Benin


Lido Beach

adan  — By Adan from Somalia


Discover the Monument of Heroes

alexandrine  — By Alexandrine from Burkina Faso


Denis Duke on the Road

— By Denis from Uganda


How my Friend Changed my Life

lena — By Lena from Malawi


Park Acoustics Festival

sanet — By Sanet from South Africa