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YES Film Project

YES film project designed by youth group of Shilpa Sayura Foundation to create Child Solder 90m film by up-scaling the Child Solder short created for Adobe Aspire Awards 2013 as a collaborative project between Kandy and Lahugala youth who live 250km apart. The project aims to provide a solution to Youth Employment while addressing the issue of social acceptance of child soldiers returning to civil society after rehabilitation. The YES film project plans to setup a youth social media enterprice, provide education, training and employment for youth to produce digital films on social issues and to become new genertion social film makers to make digital revenu and employment. The project hopes to become sustainable by creating revenue from community and business media services and providing media education setting up a mobile film school to reach under-served youth with creative talents to help them develop digital media skills to be employed in creative fields. This project addressing youth issues in education, training, employment and a globally important social issue of child soldiers shall be completed in one year with the guidance of AYV Lead educators and Film Industry professionals. Uniqness of YES Film Project is that it develops youth, produces a tangible social good and address a global issue concerned with global youth to make positive impact in Society.

Poornima Meegammana

Poornima is a high school student of Pushpadana Girls' Collage, Kandy. She is studying ICT, Engineering, Marketing and Digital Media production. She was trained in digital photography, graphics and video editing through AYV program in Sri Lanka by Shilpa Sayura Foundation. Poornima volunteers in youth education and leadership development as a coordinator for UNHABITAT funded YES project Poornima has won Zonta Award for young women in public services, Microsoft Software Competition and Nano Technology Video Competitions in Sri Lanka. . She believes that youth media can help change the society. She wish to become a film director/cinematographer to produce youth films to help change society.

Mithun Kumarasinghe

Mithun is a high school student studying ICT, Electronics Engineering and Media. Mithun was train in Digital photography and video production through AYV program. Mithun is a student of Dharmaraja Collage, Kandy and a Volunteer Media Trainer for young people at Shilpa Sayura Foundation. He wishes to be a cinematographer to produce youth films for social change and seeks collaborative opportunities to engage in youth development and media projects.

Wjira Madusanka

Wajira is high school student from Ranabima Royal Collage, Kandy. He is studying business and art. He is a musician and a environmentalist. He is a specialist in Snake handling. Wajira was trained in digital photography and graphics designing through AYV program Sri Lanka by Shilpa Sayura Foundation. He wish to become an environmental specialist to help protect wild life and nature. Wajira contributes in various youth music, media and environmental initiatives.

Lahiru Wanigasekara

Lahiru is a student of A Rathnayake Central Collage, Kandy. He is studying Music, ICT & Media. He was trained in graphics designing through AYV program of Shilpa Sayura Foundation. Lahiru wish to become an a music producer and sound engineer and volunteer in social sector.

Aadeeptha Samarakoon

Aadeepth is high school student from Sarasavi Uyana Collage, Kandy. He is studying Electronics and ICT. He was trained in digital photography and graphics designing through AYV program t Shilpa Sayura Foundation. Aadeeptha wish to become an electronics engineer to make new technology innovations that will help social change.

Romesh Dhananjaya

Romesh is a high school student from Risikala Aesthetics Collage, Kandy. He is studying Logic, ICT and Media. He was trained in digital photography and graphics through AYV program of Shilpa Sayura Foundation. Romesh wish to become a Software Engineer to help social change.

Kavinda Promod

Kanvinda is a student of lahugala Maha Vidayalaya. He is studying Art, ICT and Economics. Kavinda was trained in digital photography and video production by Shilpa Sayura Foundation in AYV programme. Kavinda engaging in community development work, acting and directing short films which to become an actor/ film director.

Sandya Madushani

Madushani is high school student from Risikala Aesthtics Collage, Kandy. She is studying Art, ICT and Drama. She was trained in digital photography and graphics through AYV program of Shilpa Sayura Foundation. Madushani wish to become an actor/director to help social change.

Prabhashana Meegammana

Prabhashana is a student of Ranabima Royal Collage, Kandy. He is studying in 3D Junior school and wish to become a animations designer and singer. He enjoys learning ICT, Art and Music. He was trained in digital photography and Adobe tools for graphics designing through AYV program in the Season I & Season by Shilpa Sayura Foundation.

Tharika Hansani

Tharika is a high school student from Risikala Aesthtics Collage, Kandy. She is studying Dancing, Drama and, ICT. She was trained in digital photography and graphics through AYV program of Shilpa Sayura Foundation. Tharika wish to become an actor/dancer/teacher to teach young people.

Dasun Soyza

Dasun is a student from Shilpa Sayura Academy, Kandy. He is studying ICT, Graphics Design and Video production. He was trained in digital photography and graphics designing through AYV program of Shilpa Sayura Foundation. Dasun De Soyza wish to become an electronics engineer to make new technology innovations that will help social change.

Aheshka Rupasinghe

heshka is a high school student of Pushpadana Girls Collage, Kandy. She is studying ICT and Languages. She was trained in digital photography and graphics designing through AYV program t Shilpa Sayura Foundation. She enjoys photography and script writing. She won Kandy Students Photography competition. She wishes to become a script writer and film director.

Madhavi Wickramasinghe

Student of Pushpadana Girls' Collage, Kandy. She is studing ICT, Musicand Languages. She was trained in digital photography and video production through AYV program t Shilpa Sayura Foundation. She enjoys Singing and writing songs. She plans to become a Singer.

Sithma Illunngasinghe

Student of Pushpadana Girls' Collage, Kandy. She is studing ICT, Art and Languages. She was trained in digital photography and video production through AYV program t Shilpa Sayura Foundation. She enjoys manga animation design and Music. She plans to become a Animation designer and Film director.

Sumedha Dharmasena

Sumedha is a high school student from Kingswood Collage, Kandy. He is studying Political Science, ICT and Media. He was trained in digital photography and graphics Through AYV program of Shilpa Sayura Foundation. Sumedha wish to become an Electronics Engineer to help social change.

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