International Volunteer Day

Today, December 5th, is International Volunteer Day, a day when non-profits across the globe celebrate the incredible work volunteers do on behalf of our missions. OMPT relies on its amazing network of volunteers for so much, from small but important things like preparing our equipment kits for a workshop to editing videos and even, in the case of our Videomakers Without Borders, helping us host entire workshops--your continued support means the world to us.

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Giving Tuesday

The first Giving Tuesday was the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, November 27th, 2012. An international day of giving, Giving Tuesday serves as a counterpoint to the excessive consumerism that immediately follows Thanksgiving. For several years, OMPT has been participating in this global coming together and we thought it might be time to look back at the history of Giving Tuesday and what the future might bring.

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Update: New Projectors!

For several years OMPT has been supplying our partners with the same projector—the reliable, affordable and eminently transportable Philips PicoPix Pocket Projector. Today, we are sad to announce that the PicoPix is no longer available in the United States.

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Camp Fire

Anyone who has been watching the news over the past week may have heard mention of the incredibly destructive fires that have broken out across California. One fire in particular, the Camp Fire (named for the location where the fire originally began), has had a profound impact on OMPT.

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Laurie’s Trip to Malawi

September 27th was, as they say, the first day of the rest of my life. Trite though the expression may be, I finally understood what it meant firsthand. As I boarded the first of many planes that would take me through New York, to Johannesburg, then finally on to my final destination, Lilongwe, Malawi, I remember thinking that I had absolutely no idea what my life would look like for the next eight days.

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Burkina Faso (UNICEF) Photo Blog

While we wait for our coworkers to get back and tell us all about their time in Burkina Faso and with UNICEF, we thought it might be a good time to share some photos from our most recent workshop. If you weren’t aware, OMPT traveled to Burkina Faso in West Africa to host a Video Education Workshop with UNICEF where we trained several different NGOs on video production.

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