Studio Samuel Foundation Releases Mini-Doc In Honor Of International Women’s Day
[New York, NY – March 9, 2015] New York/Addis Ababa-based NGO and non-profit organization
Studio Samuel Foundation celebrates International Women’s Day (March 8, 2015), and releases a short documentary that illustrates the organization’s mission of providing life skills to vulnerable women and girls in Ethiopia. Studio Samuel commends the courage of women choosing sustainable options, and the short film, narrated by Advisory Board member and philanthropist, photographer and musician Julian Lennon, highlights the perspective of one young woman from the countryside in Ethiopia who exercised choice against at-risk alternatives.
Recognized by the UN, this year’s International Women’s Day theme, empowering women – empowering humanity, “envisions a world where each woman and girl can exercise her choices, such as participating in politics, getting an education, having an income, and living in societies free from violence and discrimination.”
Central to Studio Samuel’s approach is “empowerment without pity.” The organizationworks with its Addis Ababa-based team and local social workers and artisans in order to create sustainable impact programs with young women and girls. Having recently received its official international license to operate in Ethiopia, Studio Samuel opened its first training center in Addis Ababa in December 2014, where its flagship program Training for Tomorrow is held.
In the Studio Samuel mini-doc, Lennon describes, “When you look into the eyes of a young woman in Ethiopia, as she tells you her story, with pride, you see nothing but strength and determination.”